Another summer, another concert mess at Heinz Field

AP

Last summer a Kenny Chesney concert made a mess at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, with fights, arrests and trash all over the place.

This summer the home of the Steelers has again hosted a concert. And the only thing different this year is that it was Luke Bryan instead of Kenny Chesney.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that police made at least 18 arrests and wrote 37 citations in and around Heinz Field at the Luke Bryan concert. Arrests included three for defiant trespassing, two for assault, one for resisting arrest and at least four for public intoxication. Citations included 20 citations for scalping, 10 for public urination, six for disorderly conduct and one for public intoxication.

But those numbers don’t tell the whole story. For a fuller picture, look at the video taken of the trash, drunkenness and debauchery.

Last year, the Steelers weren’t happy about some of the fallout from the Chesney concert, which the team thought painted Heinz Field in a negative light. The Steelers probably won’t be happy about this morning’s mess, either.

69 responses to “Another summer, another concert mess at Heinz Field

  1. I went to a Luke Bryan concert on Thursday night in DETROIT and didn’t even see this kind of mess. But boy do you see a lot of country girls in daisy dukes.

  2. The people that were arrested were not from Pittsburgh (probably Baltimore or Cleveland). Pittsburgh is the world’s greatest city in the world with the best people in the world. If you haven’t been there, you’re just a hater.

  3. Anyone who has ever been to a country concert knows that there is nothing unusual about this.

  4. Go to any concert and you will find it if you want to. After last year it is obvious people were looking for it. Those hating on Pittsburgh haven’t been there and surely live in an area with a lot problems than the burgh …for example Baltimore.

  5. Luke Bryan? Ain’t he Blake Shelton’s girlfriend?

    A commenter on these concerts in one of the links described them and their attendees perfectly.

  6. Wow!!! Thousands of concert-goers caused a mess and 18 arrests were made. Shocking!!!!
    Move over, Woodstock!!!
    Laughable, to say the least.

  7. Yankees have no clue how you’re supposed to conduct yourself at a country music concert.

  8. Country music and one tooth minimum night in Pittsburgh. Surprised weapons weren’t allowed.

  9. So what your really saying is the leftover mess is on par with any European Soccer match up. Thousands show up to get rowdy and drink and do some drugs, basically blow off steam. Of course there is going to be arrests and trash but so what Stuff Happens.

  10. Country music and one tooth minimum night in Pittsburgh. Surprised weapons weren’t allowed.

    A lot safer than a drink in a bar where you bump into a Patriots tight end and get killed. But hey that is in genteel Mass right ….. Give me country music you can have your murders and bombers all to yourself Mr Murph.

  11. Nope, wrong.

    I live in Upstate, NY, and this month we have had Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw…as well as Skrillex, and Phish…and this never happens. The Cops are lucky if they arrest two people.

    It’s not like this at CMAC in Canandaigua, it’s not like this at SPAC in Saratoga, it’s not like this at Darien Lake in Buffalo.

    This is typically Pittsburgh trash…the scumbags of the state of Pennsylvania.

    The Steelers fans I’ve met have no teeth…so I guess that’s right on point.

  12. Country music and one tooth minimum night in Pittsburgh. Surprised weapons weren’t allowed.

    At Gillette weapons would be found and if your spill someone’s drink you get Hernandezed. Murph, your hatred of Pittsburgh is amusing as adults usually are more mature. I am sure no one gets drunk at Patriots games you hypocrite.

  13. Did anyone else notice the beer they were all drinking? That stuff is trash long before the empty can hits the ground. Have a little respect for yourself and at least drink good beer.

  14. What else is their to do in Americas armpit

    Such a shame you are jealous of an armpit, but I guess living in Americas butt will make you bitter . But your are spewing what butts are famous for.

  15. It’s a wonder that drunk guy who fell on his head isn’t dead or at least flat on his back with a fractured skull. Seriously, I’ve never seen anyone that a hit on the head like that outside of a missed move in professional wrestling… and this guy went down on pavement and not on a mat with at least a bit of give to it. The dude’s lucky to be alive. Booze sure does weird things to people.

  16. WHY? Why do you have to have any concert at the stadium if fans can’t behave,,,is it worth the bad press? Is it worth the mess?

  17. WHY? Why do you have to have any concert at the stadium if fans can’t behave,,,is it worth the bad press? Is it worth the mess?

    So I guess the Pats will be canceling their eight home games this year….right? Please your mouth must be tired of talking out of both sides.

  18. Love how a Pittsburgher-wannabe is coming to the defense — albeit moronically — of a city in which he wouldn’t be welcomed. Hilarious. Obviously you have no problem embarrassing yourself with your nonsensical gibberish. But please shut up.

  19. Huh, PA must be like Minnesota and allow inbreeding and siblings to marry. If it were illegal there would be a lot more arrests. Makes sense…PA is basically Appalachia and MN is the Appalachia of the Midwest. Pittsburgh is the armpit of the country, and Minneapolis is the anus of the country. Lots of parallels between the two places.

  20. Obviously the problems of managing those who love country music are no longer worth the risk to society.

  21. Love how a Pittsburgher-wannabe is coming to the defense — albeit moronically — of a city in which he wouldn’t be welcomed. Hilarious. Obviously you have no problem embarrassing yourself with your nonsensical gibberish. But please shut up.

    I can see you have been working with the parrot on his vocabulary. I wasn’t aware they had a Rosetta Stone program for birds.
    By the way I am welcomed in the Burgh with open arms and I am sorry your comprehension is that of the parrot you are training. Do you call it strange, citizen or citizen strange?

    Funny how a proud resident and keeper of all things Steeler is standing up for his home. I guess as a remf it is expected. Cheers!

  22. Love how a Pittsburgher-wannabe is coming to the defense — albeit moronically — of a city in which he wouldn’t be welcomed. Hilarious. Obviously you have no problem embarrassing yourself with your nonsensical gibberish. But please shut up.

    If you call my efforts embarrassing myself then you just know this feeling quite we’ll from personal first hand experience. I will heed your call to shut up much like you do with your Ben bashing and your parrots bashing of Tomlin. So enjoy your day and keep up the strong defense of your home town gramps.

  23. What’s the PFT record for number of lame attempts at clever comebacks that fail epically. I gotta think someone’s closing in.

  24. I’ll bet they are glad that they don’t have the kind of concealed weapons laws that are so popular in the South right now. They would have needed a big supply of body bags.

  25. I’ve been to some of these big country concerts as an employee working security at Heinz Field. The arrest count should be much higher. Downtown Pittsburgh looks like a third world country by night’s end.

  26. ” Now if this would have been a Lil Wayne, Jay Z concert there would be a WHOLE lot more headlines in the news. I’ll just leave it at that. ”

    I see your point but you gotta know concert crowds. Hip-Hop, Metal, Jam-Band, Hindi/Hipster b.s., Punk, Classic-Rock Dinosaurs, NO concert audience does this idiotic, out-of-control crap but friggin’country fans.

    And I have to add, there’s an embarrassing amount of hate slinging in these comments.

  27. Goes to show that Pittsburgh’s rednecks are rowdier than other places! As someone with redneck genes, I am allowed to use that word! Steel workers gots to have fun.

  28. No surprise to me.Country music appeals to trash.They just don’t know it.Luke Bryan? LOL! Peanut man but a lot less cool than Jimmy Carter.

  29. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 22, 2014 4:03 PM

    This just has to be Big Ben and the offense’s fault.

    _____________

    No, its George Bush’es fault.

  30. I’ll bet they are glad that they don’t have the kind of concealed weapons laws that are so popular in the South right now. They would have needed a big supply of body bags.

    I am sure Pittsburgh could borrow some from Baltimores ample supply. Baltimore is so safe it now has a curfew for kids. Sssshhh Piitsburgh is not worse than all of the cities the haters live in. I am sure a Steeler fan and his talking parrot would agree….right Bob?

  31. Nice political spin walkinthewasteland. Maybe if we implemented even more charitable programs that incent people not to work, things will work out. Or better yet, let’s just redistribute the wealth so everyone has the same opportunity to be a roudy cowboy.

  32. How many of you were actually at the concert?, I’m guessing NONE!
    but I was and let me tell y’all somethin, it wasn’t a mess when I left with my son right after the concert and it wasn’t a mess when I got there either…
    Y’all have a thing against country music, its not about gangs & shooting ppl but every day ppl, losing someone because they died naturally or in an accident, about waitin on your girlfriend/ spouse, havin fun in life the only way ppl brought up in the country and how life used to be before everyone became uptight snobs.
    Y’all wanna take country music concerts away from Pittsburgh so you can bring in the music concerts that will bring more trouble into the city and maybe next time instead of a lil trash that can be picked up and thrown away it will be much worse depending on who your choice is…
    Its not country music that’s a problem, its the lazy ppl who don’t wanna do their jobs. I have pictures of the street in front of Heinz field and if the concert inside the field and its not dirty and trashy as Pittsburgh is makin’ it out to be!

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