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Poll: Some Steelers Fans Feel Unsafe At Heinz Field Night Games

Concerns intensified following several fan incidents during the Dec. 2 Chargers-Steelers game
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A recent poll found that there is "broad concern" among Steelers fans about their safety during night games at Heinz Field, according to Adam Bittner of the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE. Data from polling company CivicScience comes after a "pair of videos surfaced on social media showing confrontations in the stands" during the Dec. 2 "SNF" game against the Chargers. Just 45% of 3,704 people queried in one poll said that they "feel safe at night games." That is only slightly more than the 41% who said that they "don’t feel safe, while 14% "weren’t sure." Sixty-two percent of respondents said that night games at the stadium are "less safe than day games." A majority of 52% said that videos of confrontations at the Chargers game "accurately reflect the environment for night games." Just 36% said that they do not, while 12% "were unsure." More than half of respondents, 53%, said that the videos "make them less likely to attend a night game," while 43% said that they were "as likely." Much fan feedback cited alcohol consumption "above all others for the problems at the stadium" (POST-GAZETTE.com, 12/12).