Chesney concert causes ruckus at Heinz Field

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.

59 responses to “Chesney concert causes ruckus at Heinz Field

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

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

    Now that just doesn’t add up.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

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

  9. “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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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”.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

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

  21. “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???

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

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