When it comes to ticket sales for sporting events and concerts everyone wants a piece of the action. So who can afford to attend events when your only option is to purchase a ticket from a scalper at an astronomically high price? We’ll pose that question to Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing at Duquesne University.
Another country concert is coming to Pittsburgh, and this time the city is preparing with new rules and increased law enforcement to gear up for Jason Aldean’s 38,000 fans at PNC Park this Saturday.
City officials announced Tuesday that parking lots will open at 2 p.m., instead of 11 a.m. and parking lot operators will be handing out trash and recycling bags to concert goers. The number of port-o-johns has been increased from 160 to 200. Tailgating once the concert begins is not permitted; anyone without a ticket at 7:30 p.m. will be asked to leave.
Following the weekend’s Luke Bryan concert at Heinz Field, the Internet has been abuzz with pictures and videos of people tailgating, people falling in the road drunk and garbage the crowds left behind — not unlike the aftermath of last year’s Kenny Chesney concert.
On Monday, the message from Mayor Bill Peduto's office was that the trashing of Pittsburgh needs to stop.
The 54th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival opens Downtown this Friday, at an exciting time. The Point State Park fountain will be up and running again for the first time in 4 years, serving as a backdrop for the bands, visual artists and vendors. Festival media sponsor, 91.3 WYEP will be broadcasting live from the Point on Friday afternoon as the fountain starts up again and the first act starts to play the main stage.