Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/19/14
A Kenny Chesney concert held at Heinz Field last month resulted in a plethora of arrests, 30 tons of trash, and a public statement from the company tasked with cleaning it all up which blasted fans.A total of 73 arrests were made during the concert, another 150 people were treated for injuries stemming from a number of fights that broke out, and an unfathomable amount of garbage was left in the aftermath of Chesney's June 22 invasion of Pittsburgh.This lead to the president of Alco Parking, Merrill Stabile, slamming concert attendees and bringing a rash of negative public attention to the situation.“Chesney’s fans generated five times the trash that Steelers fans leave behind even though only 49,000 attended the show, while the Steelers — who sell out every game — draw about 66,000 fans, including a large tailgating contingent, Stabile said.”Apparently, Stabile's comments did not sit well with the Steelers or Chesney's management team. Thus, prompting the Steelers to write a letter to Pittsburgh's Stadium Authority, which in turn sent a letter to Stabile himself.“The letter contends Alco Parking president Merrill Stabile “chose to publicly slander the fans at Heinz Field, which caused serious concerns for Mr. Chesney’s management” and argued Stabile’s comments could hamper efforts to promote future concerts at Heinz Field. The letter wants the Stadium Authority to dress down Stabile, whose company manages the parking lots and organizes their cleanup, for his “inexplicable actions.”Stabile isn't backing down from his controversial remarks, though.“My philosophy in solving a problem is to first acknowledge that there IS one,” Stabile said.  ”Therefore, I saw no benefit in stonewalling the media or denying that there was a problem.  I saw more benefit in being proactive and acknowledging that the volume of garbage was extremely high and that WE (Alco Parking) need to do better for future events of this nature.”Stabile also added that he believes the letter from the Steelers simply represents an attempt to blame someone if Chesney opts not to return to Heinz Field for a future concert.“If the Steeler organization is waiting for an apology from me, I can only characterize my sentiments with a title to an old country-western song, ‘If the phone don’t ring, it’s me,’” Stabile said.So, a concert in Heinz Field? That be something that just "Don't Happen Twice."Via For the Win 
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