Chesney concert spins off mayhem, tons of garbage

Pittsburgh police reported this afternoon that 73 people were arrested or cited inside and outside of Heinz Field in connection with Saturday's Kenny Chesney performance.

That was on top of 43 minors cited by Pennsylvania State Police for underage drinking during a sweep of the parking lots.

City police said they responded to at least 10 large fights during the festivities. No officers were injured.

But they had plenty to keep them busy: assaults including an indecent assault in the stadium concourse, public urination, disorderly conduct, underage drinking, drunken driving, ticket scalping and a robbery.

Pittsburgh paramedics answered approximately 40 calls, said a statement issued by police spokeswoman Diane Richard. Forty-five transports to medical facilities were reported, and the 150 people treated inside and outside were concert related.

Concert-goers left behind a sea of garbage, much of it discarded alcohol containers, in the North Shore parking lots. Crews were out in force this morning to begin cleanup.

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First Published June 23, 2013 1:30 AM


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