Due to the amount of garbage left behind after the Kenny Chesney concert last June as well as the partying that got out of hand, parking and city officials knew they would need a plan for what some people call the "party event of the year" at Heinz Field where the Steelers play football in Pennsylvania.
Last year concert-goers stated there were not enough trash cans, so when someone needed to dispose of something, they would simply throw it on the ground. Small plastic swimming pools were used as large beer coolers while cardboard boxes were crafted into makeshift toilets. This year, 120 portable toilets were brought in, up from only 40 last year. Trash bags were given out and although the same number of dumpsters were there, they were larger.
Officials were sure they would not have trouble this year at the Luke Bryan concert, but they were wrong. Check out this video to see what it was really like.
Sonya Toler, a spokeswoman, said that 15 fights broke out at Heinz Field; there were 154 calls to 911 for police services, 100 calls for medical services and 34 people were transported to hospitals. Not including traffic citations, 37 citations were issued; 10 were for public urination and six were for disorderly conduct.
Several arrests were also made in addition to the citations.
Although some of the Luke Bryan fans who were arrested may have been from the city of Pittsburgh, a police spokesperson said many are from outside of the area; specifically noted were addresses from Texas, West Virginia and several from Ohio.
The Pittsburgh Steelers may want to think about whether or not they want to allow another country concert on their field.