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Chesney concert causes ruckus at Heinz Field

Kenny Chesney AP

Blame it on the Super Moon.

Whatever the real cause, the unruly behavior on Saturday night wasn’t confined to the eastern portion of Pennsylvania.  A far bigger brawl broke out at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh than the fight at LeSean McCoy’s charity softball game.

According to KDKA in Pittsburgh, at least 10 fights were started in and around the place where the Steelers play, and a total of 73 people were arrested.  Forty-nine happened inside the stadium, 24 outside.

Photos show that the parking lot was a mess in the wake of the Chesney concert.  “It smells horrible, you can smell the beer and the urine,” Harletta Walker of Ross Township told KDKA.  “They cleaned up the trash, but they should have run the street sweeper through here, it’s horrible.”

It’s unknown whether the mob caused any damage to the Heinz Field turf.  In 2011, the crowd at  a Chesney concert did minor damage at Lambeau Field.  Last year’s Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw show has been blamed as contributing to bad late-season conditions at FedEx Field.

Chesney’s tour continues through the summer; the only remaining date on a grass NFL field comes next month in Denver.  If Chesney’s show messes up the playing surface there, he’ll have to answer to his pal Peyton Manning.

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59 Responses to “Chesney concert causes ruckus at Heinz Field”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    “It smells horrible, you can smell the beer and the urine,” Harletta Walker of Ross Township told KDKA. “They cleaned up the trash, but they should have run the street sweeper through here, it’s horrible.”

    And this is any different from normal Pittsburgh sporting events?

  2. crs334 says: Jun 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    Kenny Chesney doesn’t strike me as a hell raiser, especially compared to other country artists. Interesting how this happens at his concerts

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    The smell was either beer and urine or Kenny’s musical offerings.

  4. ctiggs says: Jun 24, 2013 8:04 PM

    Lol thank God it wasnt a rap concert then we would be hearing negative comments

  5. comatrip1 says: Jun 24, 2013 8:05 PM

    Stay classy, Pittsburgh.

  6. steelcityfinest13 says: Jun 24, 2013 8:12 PM

    dam hillbillies had everything blocked off jamming up traffic..dont come back please

  7. citiciti says: Jun 24, 2013 8:21 PM

    Harletta? Really!!

  8. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Jun 24, 2013 8:25 PM

    Beer? Urine? Fighting? Football?
    Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a country song.

  9. faninvirginia says: Jun 24, 2013 8:26 PM

    Sounds like normal Pittsburgh behavior to me….

  10. mackcarrington says: Jun 24, 2013 8:29 PM

    They got hillbillies in Pittsburgh??? Who knew??

  11. tomthebombtracy says: Jun 24, 2013 8:30 PM

    Harletta, thank you for urinalysis.

  12. tfbuckfutter says: Jun 24, 2013 8:38 PM

    Wait a minute….Rednecks from Pittsburgh = Unruly behavior?

    Now that just doesn’t add up.

  13. billbrasky72 says: Jun 24, 2013 8:54 PM

    Is he that little tiny guy with the really big hat?

  14. bucrightoff says: Jun 24, 2013 8:58 PM

    Who knew country could be so metal?

  15. stevemacek says: Jun 24, 2013 9:04 PM

    How would anyone know if the field was actually damaged by the concert? It always looks like a wreck.

  16. trevor123698 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:04 PM

    I work at Miller Park and the chesney concert that took place there recently was a freaking zoo. The bathroom near my work station was literally a madhouse. There was half women in the mens bathroom and men pissing in the sinks, garbages, and floor. it ruined my view of the bathrooms I use 1/4 of the days of the year. These people were hammered out of their minds and made me look upon country music with utmost disrespect.

  17. irishnativeson says: Jun 24, 2013 9:05 PM

    Ever looked at a map? West Virginia’s relative location could have something to do with the hillbilly influx but the beer, fights and arrest sounds like normal operating procedure for Pittsburgh.

  18. citizenstrange says: Jun 24, 2013 9:07 PM

    I hope Kenny Chesney reads this and wants to buy it. I wrote a country and western song called “Rookie Mistake.” The refrain goes ….

    And as I watched you leaving me
    My heart began to break
    You have been my rookie
    (You have been my rookie)
    You have been my rookie mistake

  19. beelicker says: Jun 24, 2013 9:07 PM

    Pittsburgh is again secure in the ‘knowledge’ it remains completely immune from brain-eating zombie attack …

  20. icdogg says: Jun 24, 2013 9:17 PM

    Yeah but who cares? Two Santa Claus booing Eagles fans got drunk and got into a fight.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 24, 2013 9:27 PM

    At least they waited till the end of the concert to take out the trash. Kenny and Tim would have been singing to empty seats.

  22. harrisonhits2 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:28 PM

    Beer and urine is just the sweet perfume of a successful concert lingering a few hours after the fact

  23. classyjacklambert says: Jun 24, 2013 9:31 PM

    “It smells horrible, you can smell the beer and the urine,” Harletta Walker of Ross Township told KDKA. “They cleaned up the trash, but they should have run the street sweeper through here, it’s horrible.”

    And this is any different from normal Pittsburgh sporting events?

    No not really. When you leave the stadium, it’s almost a mile to the next public restroom and if you’ve been drinking, that’s about 3/4 of a mile too far.

  24. northstarnic says: Jun 24, 2013 9:34 PM

    Kenny Cheney crowd. ‘Nuff said.

  25. northstarnic says: Jun 24, 2013 9:36 PM

    “They cleaned up the trash.”
    Not an entirely accurate statement. The trash finally went home would be more accurate.

  26. watermelon1 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:42 PM

    How does one differentiate the smell of beer and urine. How do we know it wasn’t all one or all the other?

  27. akboots says: Jun 24, 2013 9:43 PM

    yea, blame it on the concert. that place smelled and looked like that forever

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 24, 2013 9:48 PM

    All them boys bent their elbows a time or two too many. Bound to be some ruckus an a dustup or two. Shoulda pulled in their horns and hightailed it outta there. Now they’re in the crowbar hotel.

  29. whodey420 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:51 PM

    Pittsburgh always smells like Iron City Beer and Urine!!

    @billbrasky72: Yeah that’s him. He’d come out of the closet if it weren’t for that giant hat!!

  30. fumblenuts says: Jun 24, 2013 9:54 PM

    “Chesney’s tour continues through the summer.”

    Just like Gronk’s!

  31. thebigtim2012 says: Jun 24, 2013 9:56 PM

    I thought that was just the way Pittsburgh always smelled.

  32. FoozieGrooler says: Jun 24, 2013 9:58 PM

    .. stupid rednecks just making themselves at home, like their trailer parks…

  33. mattfro66 says: Jun 24, 2013 10:03 PM

    If you think this is what it looks like after a Steelers game, you are IGNORANT. Steelers crowds get 5 hours to tailgate. These drunkos had 13 hours!

    Steeler crowds bag their own garbage, they don’t leave a garbage dump behind after the game. If you don’t now that, you have never been there.

  34. mattfro66 says: Jun 24, 2013 10:05 PM

    Somehow, Pittsburgh has become full of wannabe country brats from the suburbs. They buy a hat, boots and a few flannel shirts and wa la! They’re country!

  35. albinorhino49 says: Jun 24, 2013 10:14 PM

    Kenny brings the Broootal Metalz! \m/

  36. kazra182 says: Jun 24, 2013 10:28 PM

    Yinz can make fun of us Pittsburgh people all you want, but we still know how to raise hell, we have 6 Super Bowls (how many does you’re team have?), 3 Stanley Cups (should be more), 5 World Series Championships, and were “ballin out on every level”.

  37. blindmansaidwhat says: Jun 24, 2013 10:47 PM

    Hmmm…funny because everyone that I know that went to that concert was from OHIO!

  38. creamsiclecannon says: Jun 24, 2013 10:54 PM

    I would go nuts if I had to listen to Kenny Chesny for hours

  39. larrydavid7000 says: Jun 24, 2013 11:10 PM

    your owner wants to host the NFL draft some day ya right. I told you no wants to go to stinkburg. you are hillbillys of the up most class. can’t even hold a concert with out crap going on. bunch of neanderthals.

  40. pitpenguinsrulez says: Jun 24, 2013 11:13 PM

    Total disgrace! What more could you expect from trashy rednecks and hillbilly’s! I hope he never comes back to Pittsburgh

  41. heywoodjablome says: Jun 24, 2013 11:15 PM

    Smells exactly how Pittsburgh always smells.

  42. duffer58 says: Jun 24, 2013 11:19 PM

    I would not pay 10 cents to see that clown.

  43. bryjord says: Jun 24, 2013 11:25 PM

    Chesney concerts are always the worst show in every city when it comes to ejections and problems. They are pretty good shows but a big problem for security.

    I have buddies that work security and take the Kenny Chesney concert off months in advance because it is not worth it. People start getting smashed at 8am and it is a mess by concert time.

  44. bmoreballbuster says: Jun 24, 2013 11:32 PM

    Now Heinz Field reeks like the rest of the burgh!
    GO RAVENS!!!

  45. nutsacker says: Jun 24, 2013 11:41 PM

    A Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh. Not exactly your most enlightened crowd. The literacy level of that crowd makes a Tea Party rally look like Harvard Yard.

  46. kd75 says: Jun 24, 2013 11:44 PM

    KETCHUP RUCKUS! WOO WHOO!

    I’m gonna drive my pickup into some ketchup…
    Then I’m gonna change my getup.

    Can you let me use your bathtub baby…
    That way your meatloaf can have some gravy.

  47. fuzzynuts55 says: Jun 25, 2013 12:38 AM

    Why do you think the steelers travel so well? Nobody wants to live in the burg! Pennkunty!!

  48. blackngold4life says: Jun 25, 2013 12:42 AM

    LOL Somewhere Whiz Kalifa and Mac Miller are sayin “See, it wasn’t our faults”

  49. fatsack1 says: Jun 25, 2013 1:53 AM

    damn rappers…..

  50. i10east says: Jun 25, 2013 2:14 AM

    Pittsburgh being Pittsburgh…

  51. thestillers412 says: Jun 25, 2013 5:08 AM

    Hey at least nobody got shot…

  52. thedoubleentandres says: Jun 25, 2013 5:21 AM

    and that was Kenny Chesney with “I kissed my sweetie with my fist”

  53. greenmeattruck says: Jun 25, 2013 6:21 AM

    With all the problems with the turf related injuries at various NFL stadiums due to the terrible field conditions at the end of a season, it’s high time for the NFLPA to do something about this. Don’t leave it to the owners, the stand to make way too much money from the concerts!

  54. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 25, 2013 8:24 AM

    Sounds like something really horrible is happening up in Pittsburgh. Maybe the team should invest is some counseling services for all the depressed fans.

  55. Steeler's Didn't-but-Will-eventually says: Jun 25, 2013 8:50 AM

    “It smells horrible, you can smell the beer and the urine,” Harletta Walker of Ross Township told KDKA. “They cleaned up the trash, but they should have run the street sweeper through here, it’s horrible.”
    ————–
    As soon as I read this, I knew the usual suspects would jump all over the easy joke, and I wasn’t disappointed…

    “Now Heinz Field reeks like the rest of the burgh!” LOLOL! (from a Baltimore fan no less, ugh)

    “I thought that was just the way Pittsburgh always smelled.” ROFLZZZ!

    So if Monsters of Rock didn’t raise this much of a stink, nor Metallica, Pink Floyd, Eagles, or even Grateful Dead, how in the heck did all of this go down at a Kenny Chesney concert???

  56. i10east says: Jun 25, 2013 11:33 AM

    Pittsburgh = Northern West Virginia

  57. vaphinfan says: Jun 25, 2013 3:43 PM

    Every steelers fan I know seems to be super tough.

  58. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 25, 2013 4:29 PM

    Big deal, it’s not like anyone was stabbed.

  59. Joemontanaflacco says: Jun 26, 2013 7:51 PM

    This is perfect. Steelers fans now consider Heinz Field their own personal toilet. Show a little dignity, will you?

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