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83-Steelers-43
06-28-2007, 04:11 PM
It's almost that time.........:banana:

Steelers 2007 Training Camp Information

Daily updates regarding the Steelers practice schedule will be available on this page. Please be sure to check the schedule on a regular basis for any changes.

Please keep in mind that there might be changes to the practice schedule or cancellation of practice because of weather conditions. Unfortunately sometimes those changes occur shortly before practice is scheduled to take place and we are unable to announce the change. Latrobe, PA Weather Updates

2007 Steelers Training Camp Practice Schedule (Click on site link)

2007 Steelers Experience Camp Schedule (Click on site link)

The Steelers host training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Steelers players report on Monday, July 23 and the first open practice is Tuesday, July 24. The final practice open to the public is on Thursday, August 16.

There is no admission charge for practices at St. Vincent College. For practices at high school fields there is a small admission fee.

Directions to St. Vincent College - Training Camp Site

From Pittsburgh, follow I-376 East to Monroeville. Proceed approximately 12-13 miles to the Pennsylvania Turnpike entrance and enter the Turnpike traveling east.

Take Irwin Exit 67 (the first exit - old exit 7) and merge onto Route 30 East. Continue on Route 30 for approximately 18 miles.

As you travel down a long hill just before the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport*, you will see a sign on the right for St. Vincent College. Turn left opposite the sign at the traffic light onto St. Vincent Drive. This road leads to the Saint Vincent campus. A free parking lot is available to the right just after the practice fields.

* - If you get to the traffic light with the airport on your immediate right, you have gone too far. Make a left "U" turn at the light and follow Route 30 West for approximately one mile to the St. Vincent entrance on your right.

From Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New Jersey and points east: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 West, to exit 91 (old exit 9) Donegal. Turn left onto PA Route 31 East, 1/4 mile to left turn at PA Route 711 North, 14 miles to left turn at U.S. Route 30 West, 10 miles to right turn at Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal), 1/2 mile to campus entrance.

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. Turn right onto U.S. Route 30 East, 17 miles to left turn at Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal), 1/2 mile to entrance.

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. Turn left onto PA Route 31 East, 1/4 mile to left turn at PA Route 711 North, 14 miles to left turn at U.S. Route 30 West, 10 miles to right turn at Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal), 1/2 mile to campus entrance. (provided by St. Vincent College)

For directions coming from other areas we recommend that you check an on-line map service for driving directions. The best route that we recommend is to remain on the PA Turnpike if you are able to and then take Route 30 from there.

Training Camp Fast Facts:

Dates: Players report July 23. First open day of practice is Tuesday, July 24. Last public day of open practice is August 16.

Practice Time: Practices normally start about 2:55 but are subject to change without notice.

Location: St. Vincent College is the home to Steelers. The campus opens at 1:30 p.m. for fans. When practices do not start at 2:55 p.m., campus opens an hour before the start of practice. Campus is cleared one half hour after the Steelers Experience closes. For the night practice, it closes one hour from the end of practice. This is subject to change and campus can close earlier without notice.

Steelers Experience: The Steelers Experience normally runs from 2:00 pm to 6:00 when there is a 3:00 p.m. practice.The schedule varies based on practice time. Please note the experience is subject to close due to the weather.

Restrictions: There is no videotaping of practice permitted. Video cameras should not be brought on campus. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on campus. Bags and coolers will be searched by security. No pets are permitted on campus.

Handicapped Access: Training camp is handicapped accessible. There is limited handicapped parking available and once this area is filled there is a handicap drop off and pick up location. A government issued placard is required.

Directions to Latrobe Memorial High School Stadium – July 27

From Route 30 - Follow directions to Saint Vincent College and proceed east on Route 30 (past the St. Vincent College entrance). Take Route 981. At the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, make a left at the traffic light onto Route 981 North. Proceed through 2 traffic lights as you will cross a bridge over Loyalhanna creek. At the third traffic light, make a right onto Jefferson Street. Go straight through one stop sign and at the second stop sign, make a right onto Chestnut Street. Latrobe Memorial Stadium will be on your right on Chestnut Street.

From Route 22 - Take the Route 981 South exit from Route 22 East. Proceed approximately 8 miles until you come across the first traffic light. Make a right at light onto Latrobe/Derry Road. Proceed straight through 2 additional traffic lights. At the next traffic light, make a left onto Jefferson Street. Proceed straight through one traffic light and one stop sign. At the next stop sign, make a right onto Chestnut Street. Latrobe Memorial Stadium is on our right on Chestnut Street.

Steelers Experience At Camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers will operate their "UPMC Steelers Experience" at training camp again this year. The Experience will be open on days when the Steelers have an afternoon practice at St. Vincent College, where training camp takes place.

The traveling Coca-Cola Great Hall also will be featured at training camp near the practice field. This trailer is the touring version of the Coca-Cola Great Hall which can be seen at the stadium on game days as well as other events at Heinz Field. Inside the Coca-Cola Great Hall trailer, fans of all ages can experience the storied history of the Steelers organization as well as an opportunity to broadcast a play by play call (You Make The Call) of a great moment in Steelers history. In addition, fans can try their luck on the prize wheel to win various team related merchandise.

Autographs:

The best time to obtain autographs from the players is after practice and it's at the players discretion as to whether or not they sign on a particular day. There are areas designated for fans to stand to obtain the autographs. There is no formal setting for player autographs on a daily basis.

Where to stay:

The following links will take you to websites for hotel accommodations in the training camp area.
Latrobe

Email us:feedback@fans.steelers.com

For football news from training camp please check the home page of Steelers.com. Be sure to check the archives in case you missed any recent news.

http://news.steelers.com/article/77765/

SteelCityMan786
06-28-2007, 04:22 PM
WOOO HOOO! Great to hear that wonderful time will be here soon.

83-Steelers-43
06-28-2007, 04:26 PM
SCM or fansince'76, I'm not sure if you want to pin this thread for those who are attending TC and want info? Just an idea. It's up to you guys. :smile:

SteelCityMan786
06-28-2007, 10:57 PM
Oh yeah, this thread needs a sticky on it.

Stlrs4Life
07-05-2007, 08:57 AM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pitt.../s_515785.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_515785.html)


Steelers players report to training camp on Monday, July 23. The first open practice is on Tuesday, July 24. Open afternoon workouts begin at 2:55 p.m. (ET) and end around 5 p.m. at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. The public can enter the campus at 1:30 p.m. for 2:55 p.m. practices only.

July 23, Monday
Players report
No open practice

July 24, Tuesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

July 25, Wednesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M

July 26, Thursday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

July 27, Friday
Night practice, Latrobe Stadium, 7 p.m.

July 28, Saturday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

July 29, Sunday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

July 30, Monday
Practice, 2:55 p.m.

July 31, Tuesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 1, Wednesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 2, Thursday
Night practice, St. Vincent, 5:30 p.m.

August 3, Friday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 4, Saturday
No open practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 5, Sunday
Hall of Fame Game vs. Saints, 8 p.m.

August 6, Monday
No practice

August 7, Tuesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 8, Wednesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 9, Thursday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 10, Friday
No open practice

August 11, Saturday
Steelers vs. Packers, 7:30 p.m.

August 12, Sunday
No practice

August 13, Monday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 14, Tuesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 15, Wednesday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 16, Thursday
Practice, 2:55 P.M.

August 17, Friday
Break camp

August 18, Saturday
Steelers at Redskins, 8 p.m.

HometownGal
07-05-2007, 09:05 AM
Thanks so much, Dom, for posting this! :cheers:

I'm going to move it to the Training Camp forum and sticky it for ya. :smile:

SteelCityMan786
07-05-2007, 12:21 PM
Threads Merged.

The Duke
07-05-2007, 04:24 PM
So soon, I can't wait

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-05-2007, 06:58 PM
:tt02:WOOOOOHOOOOOOO:tt02: Its that time of the year again I cant wait!!!!!!!:banana:

83-Steelers-43
07-13-2007, 11:02 AM
Spectators will find changes at Steelers training camp
Friday, July 13, 2007

By Tyler Batiste, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saint Vincent College is preparing for its 41st consecutive season as host of the Steelers' training camp, and a few changes will take effect for fans coming to watch coach Mike Tomlin begin his first NFL campaign.

Topping the list is the addition of 1,050-capacity aluminum bench seating at the base of the slope in front of Saint Benedict Hall. Chuck Noll Field, as the facility is now called, will be the main venue for the Steelers when they open camp July 23.

"When the temperature starts to rise and the humidity goes up, we know it's time to kick off Steelers football at Saint Vincent," said Saint Vincent College president Jim Towey. "It's an honor for this college to host the Steelers and to have this long-standing friendship."

For the most part, the routine for spectators will remain the same. The location of parking will change, however. It will be in a field on the same side as the practice facility, rather than on the opposite side as in the past.

There also will be an addition to the Steelers' camp experience, with the presence, for about a week, of another football team on campus.

The Steelers conclude camp Aug. 17, and Aug. 12 marks the beginning of training camp for Saint Vincent's football squad.

The college has not had a football team since the 1962 season. Saint Vincent will compete in the NCAA Division III Presidents' Athletic Conference and open its 2007 campaign Sept. 1 against Gallaudet University.

Bearcats coach Bob Colbert, whose brother, Kevin, is the Steelers' director of football operations, said he doesn't envision Steelers camp posing any major problems for his team.

"Of course, we don't get our locker room and the training room and everything until they leave," Colbert said. "That's a little bit crowded, but we knew that was going to happen."

While both training camps are in session, the Steelers will occupy the four main football fields on Saint Vincent's campus. The Bearcats will practice on the two activity fields on a hill behind Saint Benedict Hall before moving to the main practice area after the Steelers leave campus.

The Steelers also announced that they are accepting applications for their Gatorade Junior Training Camp, scheduled from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. July 27 at the Latrobe Parks and Recreation Field. The Steelers' first night practice will follow that camp at the adjacent Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

The camp is free and open to 250 boys and girls ages 7 to 14. The registration deadline is July 25 and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Information is available at steelers.com or by calling 412-697-7713.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07194/801367-66.stm

SteelCityMan786
07-13-2007, 11:15 AM
I'm looking forward to having Bleachers compared to plain ol hillside.

revefsreleets
07-25-2007, 03:31 PM
Yeah, the bleachers are nice, but better get there early. Every time I've been to camp they've had at least 5,000 people there, and I know one Saturday they were saying that there were like 15,000, so those 1,000 seats won't help much.

Also, I didn't go last year. Isn't 2:55 more like the time practices used to end instead of beginning?

SteelCityMan786
07-25-2007, 06:07 PM
Yeah, the bleachers are nice, but better get there early. Every time I've been to camp they've had at least 5,000 people there, and I know one Saturday they were saying that there were like 15,000, so those 1,000 seats won't help much.

Also, I didn't go last year. Isn't 2:55 more like the time practices used to end instead of beginning?

That's actually when they go on the field.

revefsreleets
07-26-2007, 03:13 PM
That's my point. When I was there a couple years ago, I think they hit the field around 12:30 or 1 and were done around 3 or 3:15.

Preacher
07-26-2007, 03:15 PM
That's my point. When I was there a couple years ago, I think they hit the field around 12:30 or 1 and were done around 3 or 3:15.

Seems like Tomlin wants them out during the hottest part of the day.

SteelCityMan786
07-26-2007, 03:29 PM
Seems like Tomlin wants them out during the hottest part of the day.

Cowher did that to.

jjpro11
07-30-2007, 01:59 AM
does anyone know if theres been more or less people attending compared to last year?

83-Steelers-43
08-09-2007, 10:35 AM
Steelers cancel a.m. practice, move p.m. practice back to South Side
Thursday, August 09, 2007

By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heavy rains forced the Steelers to cancel their morning practice at Saint Vincent College and have prompted them to move their afternoon practice off campus to their indoor training facility on the South Side.

The Steelers had a tarpaulin covering their lower grass practice field and Coach Mike Tomlin will examine the surface before deciding if it is suitable to hold their afternoon practice, scheduled for 2:55 p.m.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07221/808217-66.stm