Luke Bryan’s Pittsburgh Show Breaks Attendance Record Despite Injuries, Arrests
Luke Bryan fans set a new attendance record at Heinz Field this past Saturday (June 21), when more than 50,000 people jammed into the Pittsbugh, Penn. venue to see the “Play It Again” singer perform one of his first-ever stadium headlining gigs.
Unfortunately, the show was also marred by trash, injuries, arrests and more than 150 calls to 911.
CBS Local Pittsburgh reports that fans began filling the parking lots in the morning. By 11 p.m. that evening, a total of 27 patients had been taken to Allegheny General Hospital, while 10 others were taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Heinz Field spokesperson Sonya Toler said that there were 15 fights, 154 911 calls for police services, 100 calls for medical services and additional arrests and citations.
There were also some very public displays of drunkenness:
Watch the video below.
On a more positive note, Bryan’s show set a new record for tickets sold at Heinz Field.