Arlington Soccer Pub Breaks Capacity for World Cup - Again

By KIMBERLY SUITERS
|  Wednesday, Jun 23, 2010  |  Updated 10:41 PM EDT
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Soccer Pub Packed Beyond Capacity

Many soccer fans -- too many, in fact -- watched the U.S. soccer team at Summer's Wednesday.

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A self-proclaimed soccer pub drew a capacity-plus crowd for Wednesday's U.S.-Algeria soccer game, as well as scrutiny from the authorities.

Summer's in the Court House section of Arlington, Va., has a capacity of 300, and the bar and restaurant quickly reached that. The line was already forming a half-hour before the doors opened at 7:30 a.m., and by the 10 a.m. kickoff, there wasn't a seat to be had.

Four years ago, Summer's was fined $5,000 for breaking capacity during the World Cup, and it was being watched Wednesday.

The fire marshal declared the pub over capacity and ordered not one more person could enter before 25 left.

Left out was a fan named Josh, who picked a bad time to run to the ATM. He was told he'd be let back in, but the fire marshal's visit left him staring in from outside, a tab still open at the bar.


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