During their April 20 meeting the Chula Vista City Council approved the posting of signs prohibiting the use of alcoholic beverages at Rienstra Park. The issue first came forward from members of the South Bay Little League and Pony League.
“The adults are getting too overcarried drinking after the Little League games and they’re staying there at the park,” said Little League Board member and parent Ed Lopez. “They’re just tipping them and tipping them…eventually it’s going to create a problem.” Lopez believes that the alcohol could eventually lead to brawls between angry inebriated parents.
Little League coach Steve Alanis told the city council that he has witnessed a lot of drinking at the fields and also says that eventually it could become an issue. “I think it should be stopped,” said Alanis.