Officials Prepared For Garth Brooks, The Largest Event Ever At Heinz Field

Close to 75,000 people will decent on the North Shore Saturday

Joe DeStio
May 17, 2019 - 10:32 am

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh Public Safety leaders say police, emergency medical and river safety personnel are ready for the huge Garth Brooks concert Saturday night at Heinz Field.

Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich says they have received no special intel regarding threats to the concert. But they're ready nonetheless.

Parking lots open at 2 p.m., gates at 5 p.m., the show start at 7p.m.

Hissrich says there will be no tailgating after the show starts.

“We are going to politely ask people to go into the stadium and that will facilitate the start of trash removal,” said Hissrich.

Commuters in town early Saturday should double check where they park.

“Pay attention to no parking signs,” said Hissrich. “Some no parking signs will be in effect as early as 7 a.m. on Saturday morning.”

As for trash, he expects less than a Kenny Chesney show. Why?

“I heard it’s going to be an older type crowd,” said Hissrich.

Because the concert is in the round they can get close to 75,000, a record for Heinz Field.

The stadium says fans are coming in from all 50 states

“I would not want to be coming to Pittsburgh and trying to get a hotel room this weekend,” said Hissrich.

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