Everything you need to know before Garth Brooks rocks Heinz Field

How Pittsburgh officials plan to keep you safe at Garth Brooks concert

PITTSBURGH — Heading out to see Garth Brooks May 18? Channel 11 has everything you need to know before he hits the stage.

Bag Policy

  • Only clear bags that are plastic, vinyl or PVC and are 12"x6"x12" or smaller will be allowed inside
  • Women's clutches 4.5"x 6.5" with or without a strap are allowed in

Floor Entrance

  • People with floor tickets will have to enter through Gate 6 on Reedsdale Street.
  • You'll get a wristband at that gate
  • Arrive early and allow extra time to get through security

Mobile Tickets

  • Double check and download the ticket to your smartphone
  • This is the quickest way to get in with a mobile ticket

Will Call

  • Photo ID is required when picking up will call tickets
  • Ticket office opens at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18


  • Parking can be purchased through Parking Panda at Heinz Field
  • Fans can also park downtown and ride the T for free to Heinz Field

Taking the T

  • Two-car trains will operate for the entire day
  • The last rail car to Library Station is scheduled to leave Allegheny Station at 11:37 p.m.
  • Later riders can take to T to Washington Junction and board free shuttles along the Library branch
  • After the show, full trains leaving Allegheny Station will NOT stop at North Side Station
  • Light rail trains will run until the platforms at Allegheny and North Side stations are empty
  • Buses will operate on a regular Saturday schedule

Trisha’s Tailgate

  • The outdoor pre-party will start at 3 p.m. in the VIP Party Tents
  • Tents will be located outside Gate A East
  • Admission includes 2 drink vouchers per person and unlimited tailgate bites


  • Heinz Field is a smoke-free facility
  • There are NO smoking areas inside the stadium
  • Re-entry is not allowed


  • No weapons of any kind allowed inside Heinz Field
  • Includes pocket knives and keychain pepper spray
  • Large belt buckles will need to be removed during security screening


  • Heinz Field has partnered with Waze app for directions
  • Map will be updated with road closures and traffic issues
  • Can also call Traffic Hotline at 412-697-7599
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