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Dozens hospitalized, arrested at Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - Officials say more than two dozen people were taken to hospitals and several others were arrested in and around the Kenny Chesney concert in Pittsburgh.

Public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said 57 emergency medical transports were requested by 9 p.m. Saturday and 25 people were taken to hospitals, mainly for intoxication or intoxication-related injuries.

Police reported a handful of arrests on charges including trespassing, ticket robbery, simple assault and public intoxication. Toler said one officer injured his thumb while breaking up a fight.

CBS Pittsburgh reports 36 citations were issued for underage drinking in the Heinz Field parking lots.

A 2013 concert by the country artist in the city drew national headlines after 73 people were arrested and patrons left behind more than 30 tons of trash.

"My sixth Kenny Chesney concert it's been the best experience ever. It's the main concert we always choose to go to," Laura Hytla of Pittsburgh told the local CBS station. "I feel like it's just as bad as ever. I hate that but at the same time you're always walking on garbage, it shouldn't be like that but it is."

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