Morgantown, West Virginia – The Backyard Brawl featuring heated rivals the West Virginia Mountaineers and Pitt Panthers is only 3 days away and the anticipation continues to grow as we near kickoff.
The game has been sold out for weeks and standing-room-only tickets were sold to accommodate the overwhelming demand.
Many famous West Virginia and Pitt alumni are expected to be at the game, including Pat McAfee, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Kenny Pickett, among many others, and one former player turned broadcaster believes this could be the biggest crowd in the history of the stadium.
Louis Riddick, a Pitt graduate, former NFL player and current analyst for Monday Night Football, had the following to say about the game: “The list of alumni scheduled to attend Pitt versus West Virginia Thursday night is an absolute ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ show. The scene is going to be epic. Could be the biggest crowd ever at Acrisure Stadium (Heinz Field).
The current largest crowd ever at the stadium is the Garth Brooks stadium Tour on May 18, 2019, which had over 75,000 people in attendance for the concert.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) August 29, 2022