Parking Citations Stir Controversy Among Steelers Fans

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — While Steelers fans were thrilled with a win over the New England Patriots Sunday, some had their celebratory mood dampened when they found the unwelcome surprise of parking tickets after getting back to their vehicles.

For Steelers fans, the matchup between Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger is the stuff of legends. So, the atmosphere at Heinz Field was intense.

But while fans were focused on a win over the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh police had a different focus – illegal parking in the vicinity of Heinz Field.

“People attending the Steelers game are parking here illegally; some were actually parked on the bridges, so we received a mayor’s complaint and then we’re acting on that and we’re issuing these citations,” said one officer who was handing out tickets Sunday afternoon.

After the game, fans found the pricey citations – for $95.50 – on their vehicles. But many took it in stride.

“A $95 ticket? That’s unreal; for Steeler parking? That’s unreal and it says no parking past that point,” said one fan. “But you know what, I’ll be a good citizen and I’ll pay my ticket just because the Steelers won.”

“This is our first time in Heinz Field, I hate Tom Brady and it’s fabulous,” added another fan. “I got to see him go down, so it’s fabulous.”

City officials say the area has always been designated a no parking area, but it wasn’t clearly marked, so new signs were installed about two weeks ago.

But that didn’t soften the $95.50 blow for people who parked there then and now.

“I don’t have $95 just to be throwing away to the city,” said another fan who found a ticket on her car.

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  • Mark

    People like Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is why I WON”T come to Pittsburgh. He is a Hippocrit!!!!!

  • Rich

    way to go mayor skippy? Must be planning another skiing trip and needs an upgrade!!!

  • schwartzer

    These guys should be arresting the banksters rather than writing citations. The banksters are the ones who raped and pillaged the country in every form imaginable. Just watch swindling the goyim on YT-both episodes to see how easily it was done.

    • A Rude Awakening

      Typical Democrat trying to blame someone else than the IDIOTS you voted for.
      Democrats messed up Pgh.., not bankers I for one won’t forget what Democrats did to Pgh. and myself personally .

  • pamurchu

    Parking illegally under a clearly marked “No Parking Sign,” and receiving a citation. Absolutely outrageous.

  • Chaz

    But, but, but it was a Steelers Sunday. There shouldn’t be any laws on those days.

    • steeler fans are losers

      chaz youre an idiot i bet youre about 30 yrs old typical me me me look at me im a steeler fan big deal bring back lambert and company

      • Chaz

        You obviously didn’t catch my sarcasm

      • sfal

        sorry bro

  • Jason Phillips

    “I don’t have $95 just to be throwing away to the city,” said another fan who found a ticket on her car.

    Then how was this fan able to afford to attend the game in the first place?

  • Mary

    Maybe they should have just paid for parking like everyone else. It’s amazing how people can break the law then whine when cited for it. “Go after the real criminals.” is what they yell. If this happened in front of their house they’d be screaming for officers to do something about illegal parking. Just because it’s a Steelers game doesn’t change the rule.

    • steelers suck

      got that right mary

  • Critter

    Probably Obama supporters. Pay up.

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