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Kenny Chesney Making Return to Pittsburgh in 2015


The last time Kenny Chesney rolled into Pittsburgh, it wasn’t his music making headlines.

According to the official twitter account for Heinz Field, Chesney will be making a return to the Steel City along with Eric Church on May 30, 2015. 

Chesney last toured in Pittsburgh in 2013. 

According to police, 49 people were arrested inside Heinz Field during the concert and another 24 arrests took place near the venue on the North Shore. Police said most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and aggravated assault.

Police also said a number of fights erupted in the parking lots, with dozens of people needing medical attention. 

Fans also left a flood of trash after the concert with beer cans and other debris scattered throughout the Heinz Field parking lot. In total, it’s believed about 60,000 pounds of trash littered the area. 

Following a series of country music events held within the city, officials implemented new guidelines, which were put into effect for the Jason Aldean concert at PNC Park this summer.

Some of the restrictions include: 

  • All vehicles in the designated lots were given trash and recycling bags
  • ALCO provided 200 port-o-johns
  • No tailgating was allowed in the parking lots once the first act took the stage
  • Anyone without a ticket to the show was asked to vacate the parking lots

According to a statement from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, the guidelines appeared to produce the desired effect as little trash was left in the North Shore parking lots following the Aldean concert.

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