PITTSBURGH — Heinz Field management is reminding fans attending Saturday's (June 14) Kenny Chesney concert of stadium policies that are in place at Heinz Field. Saturday is the only night that the award-winning country music entertainer will perform in Pittsburgh as part of his 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour.
Tiki Town Presented by Y108, a themed area that will feature live performances, vendors, food and beverage located on Art Rooney Avenue, and The Coca-Cola Great Hall open at 1 p.m. and are open only to fans with a concert ticket. All gates open by 2 p.m. Former lead singer of Trick Pony, Heidi Newfield, will perform live in the Coca-Cola Great Hall at 3 p.m. Newfield's performance is presented by Froggy Radio.
The 2008 Poets and Pirates Tour concert begins in the main bowl at 4 p.m. All parking lots open by 10 a.m. Oversized vehicles are prohibited in the parking lots.
Fans are encouraged to park in the Golden Triangle (downtown), where over 20,000 parking spaces are available.
The ticket window for day of concert ticket sales and Will Call open at 1 p.m. and are located at Gate B.
Fans are reminded of the following stadium policies:
· Coolers, Thermoses, bags, backpacks, large purses (larger than 8½ by 11), cans, bottles, flasks, alcoholic beverages, laser pointers, strollers, video/movie cameras, tripods, audio recording equipment, banners/signs on poles, weapons and any other item deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate are prohibited.
· Small purses, fanny packs, small camera cases and binocular cases will be permitted, however, all bags are subject to inspection. All bags that do not pass security must be returned to vehicles.
PennDOT has advised fans that certain construction projects may impact access to and from Heinz Field on Saturday. Fans traveling to the concert are advised that Route 28 may be closed south of the Route 910 Harmar interchange (Exit 11). Also, Main Street at the West End Circle will be closed.
Following the concert, fans are advised the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes will be closed to I-279 North. Further, I-376 from the Edgewood/Swissvale interchange (Exit 3) to the Churchill interchange (Exit 10A) may be restricted to one lane eastbound.