— Ghost tours in Super Bowl XLVIII were an early success for the ghost tour business.
But the ghost tours business has become a bit of a hot-button issue since the start of Super Bowl 50 in January, with the city of Pittsburgh taking down a number of ghost tours sites after some of the sites were damaged by storms.
“There are some pretty big issues here, and it’s going to be a big focus for the city in the future,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told ESPN The Magazine.
“If there’s not enough public safety for everybody, it’s not a good place to put your business.
And the more people that know the city, the better.”
The Pittsburgh City Council approved the removal of the historic and ghost tours on Wednesday, but many of the city’s ghost tours are still scheduled to take place.
“We want to do everything possible to make sure our visitors and our businesses are safe and our people are protected,” Peduto said.
“And we will be working to do that.”
According to Pittsburgh’s website, ghost tours can range from a simple tour to an experience with a haunted house.
It offers a chance to “visit the houses and buildings of the past and explore the ghost stories, folklore and artifacts that once were found in these buildings,” according to the website.
The city is also offering a $500 discount for those who purchase a ticket through the Pittsburgh Ghost Tours website.