Saint Vincent College will extends its campus hospitality to the Pittsburgh Steelers players, coaches, staff and thousands of fans annually.
Annual Charity Walk
Since 2017's inaugural event, the Annual Steelers Charity Walk benefits The Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research. The two mile walk, which will begin at 9 a.m. and will follow the Winnie Palmer Nature Trail on the Saint Vincent campus. The cost is $30 for basic registration, which includes a T-shirt. Registration and additional options are available at www.steelers.com/charitywalk. Packet pickup will start at 7 a.m.
There are many practices which are scheduled to be open to the public, 14 on the Saint Vincent campus, one at Latrobe Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. on Friday night under the lights. Six of the practices at Saint Vincent are scheduled on weekends including three each on Saturdays and Sunday. The complete schedule of public practices will be announced several weeks prior to the start of camp.
The Steelers Experience and Other Camp Features
Among the fun and family-oriented experiences offered through the Steelers Experience:
The Steelers official Pro Shop tent will also be open on every day of public practice, and those who spend $100 during the days of training camp will receive four complimentary tickets to Steelers Family Fest at Heinz Field/
Steelers Nation Unite
From noon to 6 p.m. daily, fans can stop by the Steelers Nation Unite Tent at the entrance of camp to spin the prize wheel for a chance to score prizes such as VIP on-field experiences, tickets to Steelers Family Fest on Aug. 19, a photo opportunity, and can pick up a team roster for the day’s practice. Fans can also visit www.steelersnationunite.com to become members, which carries benefits such as access to purchase exclusive memorabilia, presales for Steelers games and Heinz Field events and exclusive sweepstakes and contests.
Concessions, Bookstore and Mister Rogers Neighborhood Trolley Serve Fans
For the fans who visit camp, the College will have concessions near St. Benedict Hall, in the Steelers Experience area, next to the Steelers merchandise tent near the parking area and in the concession stand at Chuck Noll Field. The Shack snack bar inside the Robert S. Carey Student Center will also be open. Hours of operation for the concessions are 1 to 6 p.m. on practice days.
The concession near the merchandise tent will be selling ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips and water, while the Chuck Noll Field concession will have bottled water, Gatorade, nachos and cheese, ice cream, hot dogs and chips. The concession near St. Benedict Hall is a hydration station featuring bottled water, iced tea and Gatorade.
The Saint Vincent College Bookstore in the Robert S. Carey Student Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days of public practice and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on days when there is no public practice, and Saint Vincent College’s Mister Rogers Neighborhood trolley will operate on campus throughout camp to provide tours of campus and transportation from parking areas.
Free Parking and Admission
The Steelers and Saint Vincent are again collaborating to offer campus visitors a welcoming hospitality with free parking and free admission. Visitors are welcome to sit in the bleachers of Chuck Noll Field or to bring folding chairs or blankets for seating around the perimeters of the fields outside the fencing. Picnic baskets and canned beverages are also welcome but no grills, alcohol, glass containers or animals other than service dogs will be permitted.
A new “Things to Do at Steelers Training Camp” blog, created by Alex Byers, assistant director of marketing and communications for digital media, features favorite photos from previous years: http://info.stvincent.edu/life-on-campus/things-to-do-steelers-camp.
A summer training camp logo, designed by George Fetkovich of the Saint Vincent College Office of Marketing and Communications, in collaboration with the Steelers and the National Football League, will again be displayed on campus, the trolley, rosters, schedules, the website and other places. Car window clings with the logo will be distributed to each visitor. Area businesses and other organizations that wish to join in the celebration and display the logo on their marquee or other public location may download the artwork from either the Pittsburgh Steelers website, www.steelers.com or the Saint Vincent College website, www.stvincent.edu. No merchandise displaying the training camp logo may be sold.
Steelers Fest and Night Practice at Memorial Stadium in Latrobe
The 7 p.m. “Friday Night Lights” practice on Friday at Latrobe Memorial Stadium will be preceded by Steelers Fest, outside of Latrobe Memorial Stadium from noon to 6 p.m. sponsored by the Greater Latrobe Laurel Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Steelers Fest will include the Steelers Experience as well as the six Steelers Lombardi Trophies and the Ford Steelers F-150 truck, both available for photos with fans from noon to 4 p.m., along with the Steelers Nation Unite tent, Game Faces face painting, a bean bag toss game and Quarterback Challenge inflatable,free games, prizes, food, a climbing wall, an outdoor adventure area and more. Kids ages 6-14 can sign up for the free Gatorade Junior Training Camp from 3 to 5 p.m., and receive two free tickets to the practice as well as enjoying some football fun.
In addition, Steelers legends will be available to sign autographs, from 4 to 5 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. The Pittsburgh Steeline drum line, made up of some of the finest drummers in western Pennsylvania, will perform prior to the practice.
Fans may purchase tickets to the night practice at the gate, in advance by calling 724-539-4236, or in person at the Greater Latrobe Athletic Office, Latrobe News Stand, Latrobe Parks and Recreation and the Latrobe School District Administration Building on Lincoln Ave., Latrobe. Tickets are $5 for adults 13-65 and $2 for children 5-12 and senior citizens. Children under 5 will be admitted free if accompanied by a parent. Gates will open at 5 for the 7 p.m. practice, which will conclude at 9 p.m., followed by fireworks. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Greater Latrobe Athletic Department to fund student programs such as student council and booster organizations.
Directions to Saint Vincent College
From the Pittsburgh International Airport and Pittsburgh area:
Follow signs to Pittsburgh and travel on I-376 East towards Pittsburgh for 17 miles through the Fort Pitt Tunnel. (if traveling from the airport.) Stay in the right lane and follow I-376 East (Parkway East) for approximately 18 miles to the PA Turnpike exit in Monroeville Milepost #56. Travel east on the PA Turnpike (I-76) to Milepost #67 Irwin. Upon exiting, bear right and follow Route 30 East to Latrobe for approximately 15 miles. Once you pass Westmoreland Mall, Saint Vincent College is approximately 3-4 miles east of that landmark. Make a left hand turn at the traffic light at Saint Vincent Drive to the entrance of Saint Vincent College from Route 30 East. Proceed 1/2 mile, and turn left onto campus. Approximate travel time is one hour 30 minutes from Airport.
From Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New Jersey and points east:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 West, to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal, take Pennsylvania Route 711 North to junction with U.S. Route 30 in Ligonier, take Route 30 West 10.4 miles to the stop light at Saint Vincent Drive, turn right onto Fraser Purchase Road (unmarked), go 1/2 mile, and turn left onto campus.
From Erie, Buffalo and points north:
Take Interstate 79 south to its junction with I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at gate 28 (old gate 3) Cranberry/Perry Highway. Take I-76 east to exit 67 (old exit 7) Irwin/North Huntingdon, bear right at the exit ramp and take U.S. Route 30 East 15 miles. At the stop light at Saint Vincent Drive, turn left onto Fraser Purchase Road (unmarked), go 1/2 mile, and turn left onto campus.
From Baltimore, Washington and points south:
Take Interstate 70 west to its junction with I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at gate 161 (old gate 12) Breezewood, proceed on I-76 west to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal, take Pennsylvania Route 711 North to its junction with U.S. Route 30 in Ligonier, take Route 30 West 10.4 miles to the stop light at Saint Vincent Drive, turn right onto Fraser Purchase Road (unmarked), go 1/2 mile and turn left onto campus.