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Party heats up ahead of Luke Bryan concert in Pittsburgh

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Theresa Clift | Tribune-Review
Luke Bryan fans tailgate outside Heinz Field prior to the concert Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Luke Bryan plays Heinz Field on Saturday, the city’s second major country music concert of the summer.

Tens of thousands of fans packed parking lots around the stadium for hours before the concert to tailgate.

Temperatures climbed into the 90s and the heat index could top 100. The city has set up misting stations and have paramedics, ambulances and other personnel in the tailgate area.

A Port Authority bus was on hand as a cooling station. Here’s what that looked like:

City, county and state police are patrolling the area, and city Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich has issued a “zero tolerance” policy on disorderly conduct, intoxication, underage drinking and any violence.

No incidents had been reported at the tailgates by 3:45 p.m., Pittsburgh Public Safety PIO Chris Togneri said.

At the Kenny Chesney concert this month, police arrested five people and issued 15 citations. Crews removed 25 tons of trash from the North Shore. Paramedics treated 78 people and took 29 to the hospital.

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