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Steelers pleased most fans enjoyed “a beautiful night” at Luke Bryan concert

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Last summer, the Steelers were upset that some of the coverage of arrests at a Kenny Chesney concert appeared to cast Heinz Field in a bad light.

A recent Luke Bryan concert at the stadium led to another round of arrests and citations and the Steelers have responded with a statement from Director of Stadium Management Jimmie Sacco. The team emphasized that most fans at the concert enjoyed themselves without getting arrested and that the concert was a good event for the city as a whole.

“Luke Bryan attracted thousands of fans to the City of Pittsburgh and generated a significant economic impact to the area,” Sacco said in the statement. “I’d like to thank the City of Pittsburgh Police Department and the many other workers who provided support for the concert and allowed a record-breaking crowd to enjoy a great event at Heinz Field. Although a small number of fans showed a lack of respect for the area, we are pleased that so many fans were well-behaved and enjoyed a beautiful night in our city. We will continue to work with the City of Pittsburgh and all of our support partners to improve the efficiency of hosting large events that attract thousands of visitors to the region.”

There isn’t another big country music act booked at the stadium this summer, leaving plenty of time for everyone to improve the efficiency in time for 2015.

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26 Responses to “Steelers pleased most fans enjoyed “a beautiful night” at Luke Bryan concert”
  1. apkyletexas says: Jun 23, 2014 1:29 PM

    Yinzers + cheap beer + girls in Daisy Dukes. What else did you think would happen? Amazing they weren’t all arrested.

  2. wtfpft says: Jun 23, 2014 1:33 PM

    Riley Cooper approves

  3. hakunamangata says: Jun 23, 2014 1:37 PM

    As a Baltimore fan I want to remind my fellow brethren that before anyone makes fun of Pittsburgh for crime to remember the wire was based in our fair city.

  4. weepingjebus says: Jun 23, 2014 1:41 PM

    It’s about time there was some happiness at Heinz field.

  5. slugbaitspace says: Jun 23, 2014 1:42 PM

    Nowadays, any concert that doesn’t include gunplay should be considered a success.

  6. daysend564 says: Jun 23, 2014 1:44 PM

    Sorry, they thought they were at a Steelers game.

  7. mancave001 says: Jun 23, 2014 1:57 PM

    They shouldn’t have responded at all. It’s a concert. Things like that happen. I was working at Hersheypark as a musician 20 years ago, and U2 was there. People were getting arrested all over the place. It happens.

  8. jpaq68 says: Jun 23, 2014 1:57 PM

    Did Big Ben show up cruising for “dates”?

  9. chasedasteeler says: Jun 23, 2014 2:08 PM

    hmmm…i guess rap concerts aren’t the only place where violence occurrs.

  10. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 23, 2014 2:21 PM

    There isnt another concert booked this summer at Heinz….but right up the street its gonna be even uglier. Jason Aldean, Miranda lambert and Florida Georgia line coming to PNC Park in July.

  11. Eutaw's Finest says: Jun 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    Did you actually SEE the media coverage?! It was a hot mess of a debacle! The lots were absolutely littered with garbage, they caught many hammered fans acting like complete morons and they treated Hienz Field like their personal dumpster. Those folks and the city should be ashamed. Especially after last years mess…

  12. bassplucker says: Jun 23, 2014 2:32 PM

    I played for three summers in a band that covered this guy’s music along with Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Jared Niemann, and those other Nu Country dudes that so many people love to hate. Say what you want about the music… but I have played in bands for 30 years and none of my other ones even came close to pulling the number of hot women that that band did every show. Amazing.

  13. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 23, 2014 2:42 PM

    As a Baltimore fan I want to remind my fellow brethren that before anyone makes fun of Pittsburgh for crime to remember the wire was based in our fair city.

    Great comment from you….good job! There is hope for you after all.
    Anyone who feels this is abnormal hasn’t been to a concert in their life. Stop going to concerts for that very reason thirty something years ago. Went to a a Stones concert in Philly…..what a mistake.

    Why all the hate for country music or is just hate for something you don’t like therefore it sucks. Tolerance for others I thought was improving just not on the internet where you are not held accountable.

  14. aceakking says: Jun 23, 2014 2:59 PM

    Steelers enjoyed Bill Leavy more at SB40.

  15. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 23, 2014 3:00 PM

    “..most fans at the concert enjoyed themselves without being arrested.”. A final tally shows that less than 43% of the announced attendance was arrested. Although many more escaped apprehension in the confusion.

  16. timmons94 says: Jun 23, 2014 3:01 PM

    This happens everywhere…. Come to a Friday night cubs game at miller park. First one. Kid passed out had wet himself. 3 people throwing up in trash cans inside game.. Parking lots open early. People tailgate. Over drink and make browns fans out of themselves

  17. flaccodelic says: Jun 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    This story does not give me much insight into the upcoming football season.

  18. bassplucker says: Jun 23, 2014 3:41 PM

    Soldier Field routinely gets trashed by concerts, soccer matches or other non-Bears events over the course of every season. If they tore up the field for a concert in Pittburgh, at least they had the smarts and decency to do it in the offseason.

  19. theravenmaniac says: Jun 23, 2014 3:53 PM

    hakunamangata while the wire was filmed in baltimore only 20% of ravens fans actually live in the city limits. What is funny is steel town and it’s burbs unleashing the drunks each June for the country concerts like it is the Wild West.

  20. rav3nsownste3lers says: Jun 23, 2014 4:04 PM

    The steelers are happy about this because they know it’s better than anything their mediocre football team will put on the field this year. #8-8atbest #roethlisbergerisFAT

  21. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 23, 2014 4:05 PM

    hakunamangata while the wire was filmed in baltimore only 20% of ravens fans actually live in the city limits. What is funny is steel town and it’s burbs unleashing the drunks each June for the country concerts like it is the Wild West.

    Doesn’t even match the dirt bike racers in Bałtimores residential areas. Explain the curfew for kids….in, I get it is the Wild West and the kids could get hurt. Dude you are living in a place far more dangerous and uncivilized than Pittsburgh. No statues planned for criminals in the Burgh….ok this is too easy.

  22. purplengold says: Jun 23, 2014 5:46 PM

    So hotties in their daisy dukes flash their only attribute, and people still want to pay $50 for the nosebleed seats? It can’t be about the music.

  23. TheWizard says: Jun 23, 2014 5:47 PM

    working at Hersheypark as a musician 20 years ago, and U2 was there. People were getting arrested all over the place

    Saw Thorogood there a few times a little before then. I don’t remember any mayhem at those, strangely.

    The one inside the arena, the sound was so heavy it was incredible. Felt like you could cut it with a knife.

  24. scoobies05 says: Jun 23, 2014 10:55 PM

    wow. I say things like this happen all the time in football and I am wrong. another ravens fan says don’t pick on Pittsburgh and he gets a good job. You are such a hypocrite

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 23, 2014 11:54 PM

    I wonder if all those country fans noticed Willie Parker galloping 75 yards through a piece of Swiss cheese.

  26. southernsteelersfan says: Jun 24, 2014 2:43 AM

    I heard the concert itself was an extremely enjoyable event. As for the lack of respect demonstrated by some of the people in attendance, you don’t see that kind of mess left behind after a Steelers game! With that said, I would say that the majority of that mess was a result of people that came from other towns for the concert. Pennsylvanians tend to have more respect than that!

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