A fan who was at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for Sunday's New York Giants vs Washington Redskin's game, is in critical condition after falling from an escalator in the building.
Acaording to the Associated Press, Sgt. Adam Grossman of the New Jersey State Police said a 42-year-old man was on his way out of the East Rutherford Stadium after the game when he went tumbling over the side of the escalator, falling 21 feet and landing on a metal stage below.
The unidentified man was airlifted to Hackensack University Hospital. As of Sunday night, he was still in critical condition, according to AP.
It is not clear what caused the man to fall but police are still investigating the incident to determine what happened.
The stadium is relatively new, just opening in 2010, next to the old Giants Stadium. It is not clear if there is an issue with the elevator itself and if repairs are necessary.
It is possible that the man was pushed intentionally or accidentally. The stadium seats 82,500 people and AP says more than 80,000 were in attendance at Sunday's game. If the incident was caused due to overcrowding on the escalator, stadium officials may need to implement better crowd control practices.
If alcohol was involved in the incident, the stadium may need to enforce a stricter alcohol policy.
While the man's incident probably wasn't how he expected the game to end for him, many Giants fans were pleased with their team's performance as the Giants beat in the Redskins 27-23 with a scoring pass from Eli Manning late in the game.
This isn't the first time that a fan was hurt due to a fall at a stadium. A University of Tennessee fan was killed earlier this year when he fell 35 feet from the upper deck of the Georgia Dome. The man fell onto another person below who was treated and released. It is believed that the man fell after putting too much into a fist pump after Tennessee scored a touchdown.