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Another summer, another concert mess at Heinz Field

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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.

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69 Responses to “Another summer, another concert mess at Heinz Field”
  1. Getoffmylawn! says: Jun 22, 2014 12:09 PM

    Looks like typical Pittsburgh to me. What’s the issue again?

  2. seahawksteven777 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:09 PM

    It’s disgusting to hear and see all of that. Do people not have any dignity? Throw your trash away, it’s not that hard.

  3. 1pwrightt says: Jun 22, 2014 12:10 PM

    Those little country bumpkins.Look at the mess they left.

  4. jmt8251 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:10 PM

    This is what happens when your greedy

  5. vottorific says: Jun 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    Those Pittsburg folks prove again they cant handle their booze.

  6. rtk23 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    Everyone should have been given a citation for attending such a crappy concert.

  7. stuckthefeelers says: Jun 22, 2014 12:17 PM

    The concert was probably better than any team they’ve put on the field the last 5 years. No wonder the sh!ttsburghers got excited

  8. till3r says: Jun 22, 2014 12:18 PM

    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.

  9. ariani1985 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:22 PM

    This happens every day in green Bay, the norm there.

  10. Spymaster Belichick says: Jun 22, 2014 12:24 PM

    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.

  11. onbucky96 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:29 PM

    Debauchery? Intriguing…

  12. whalesarenotmammals says: Jun 22, 2014 12:31 PM

    Sir Winston Churchill must be spinning in his grave

  13. hummer53 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:40 PM

    Any sightings of Riley Cooper?

  14. briandorry55 says: Jun 22, 2014 12:41 PM

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

  15. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 12:42 PM

    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.

  16. theageofquarrel says: Jun 22, 2014 12:46 PM

    Country music is garbage.

  17. tremoluxman says: Jun 22, 2014 1:01 PM

    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.

  18. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 22, 2014 1:07 PM

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

  19. abninf says: Jun 22, 2014 1:07 PM

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

  20. kferguson2002 says: Jun 22, 2014 1:15 PM

    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.

  21. thraiderskin says: Jun 22, 2014 1:16 PM

    umm… where is the debauchery video?

  22. tedmurph says: Jun 22, 2014 1:17 PM

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

  23. fordwuzanazi says: Jun 22, 2014 1:18 PM

    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.

  24. TheDPR says: Jun 22, 2014 1:28 PM

    Stay classy, country music fans.

  25. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 1:29 PM

    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.

  26. djshnooks says: Jun 22, 2014 1:29 PM

    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.

  27. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 22, 2014 1:39 PM

    Someone tried to steal the camera while they were filming the story…. wow…. Stay classy Pittsburgh.

  28. adoombray says: Jun 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    this happens at every concert.

  29. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    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.

  30. lionsandvikingsandbearsohmy says: Jun 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    was anybody picketing for them to change the name of “scalping”? congress should get involved..

  31. silverandblack052099 says: Jun 22, 2014 1:55 PM

    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.

  32. hornbuckle says: Jun 22, 2014 2:18 PM

    Well it is Pittsburgh after all.

  33. 700levelvet says: Jun 22, 2014 2:22 PM

    What else is their to do in Americas armpit

  34. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 2:33 PM

    What else is their to do in Americas armpit

    So do tell what there is to do in America ‘s butt seeing as you are an expert on American anatomy.

  35. guitarfreak21 says: Jun 22, 2014 2:33 PM

    Wisconsin has this every day, only difference is it’s in hicksville USA and nobody is there to observe it!

  36. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 2:35 PM

    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.

  37. djneto27 says: Jun 22, 2014 2:36 PM

    This is why I live on the west coast…

  38. nfloracle says: Jun 22, 2014 2:52 PM

    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.

  39. s4l72 says: Jun 22, 2014 3:06 PM

    I love my city and I have a mouth full of pearly white teeth. GO PITTSBURGH! S4L!

  40. patriottony says: Jun 22, 2014 3:12 PM

    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?

  41. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 3:28 PM

    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.

  42. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 22, 2014 3:28 PM

    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.

  43. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 22, 2014 3:42 PM

    Mainstream country music artists don’t see all the garbage in the stadium as trash. They refer to it as their following.

  44. lawrenceofalabia says: Jun 22, 2014 3:49 PM

    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.

  45. purplengold says: Jun 22, 2014 3:58 PM

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

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

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

  47. mrlaloosh says: Jun 22, 2014 4:16 PM

    Nobody got capped? Country and Proud!

  48. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 4:21 PM

    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!

  49. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 4:37 PM

    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.

  50. tedmurph says: Jun 22, 2014 4:51 PM

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

  51. billytodd2013blbaad says: Jun 22, 2014 4:53 PM

    Stay Classy Chesney Fans..Stay Classy LOL

  52. ydousuk says: Jun 22, 2014 4:57 PM

    Deep breath Skippy…..

  53. dtr3e says: Jun 22, 2014 5:07 PM

    Remember 2 things. Love your mother, and leave only your footprints

  54. believeland1954 says: Jun 22, 2014 5:13 PM

    I understand a record was set for empty IC Light cans. They are still counting the bottles.

  55. dcapettini says: Jun 22, 2014 5:13 PM

    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.

  56. cardmagnet says: Jun 22, 2014 5:16 PM

    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.

  57. brownoholic says: Jun 22, 2014 5:21 PM

    ” 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.

  58. Stiller43 says: Jun 22, 2014 5:41 PM

    Is this different than any other country concert anywhere?

  59. twpguy1964 says: Jun 22, 2014 6:08 PM

    There’s an easy solution to this, but it wont happen because of greed. STOP ALCOHOL from being on the premises.

  60. steelerssuckballs says: Jun 22, 2014 8:40 PM

    Lime that city isn’t trashy enough already

  61. gt40bear says: Jun 22, 2014 10:33 PM

    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.

  62. bornahawker says: Jun 23, 2014 12:11 AM

    COUNTRY MUSIC IS THE SOUND OF AMERICAN IDIOTS

  63. txmuzik23 says: Jun 23, 2014 2:33 AM

    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.

  64. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 23, 2014 5:17 AM

    Oakland has the black hole. Pittsburgh is definitely the brown hole.

  65. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 23, 2014 5:18 AM

    It would be an upgrade if they made it to armpit. :)

  66. walkinginthewasteland says: Jun 23, 2014 8:53 AM

    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.

  67. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 23, 2014 9:20 AM

    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?

  68. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 23, 2014 9:36 AM

    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.

  69. pens1fan5887 says: Jun 24, 2014 11:06 AM

    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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