The Steelers will have a new teammate this summer after naming XFinity by Comcast as the title sponsor of the team's 2010 training camp. Steelers 2010 Training Camp presented by XFinity will kick off on Friday, July 30 when all players are scheduled to report to Saint Vincent College. (Training Camp Schedule)
The Steelers will wear XFinity patches on their practice jerseys throughout the 2010 season. XFinity's logo will be visible throughout the team's training camp on the fencing around the practice field and on wall pads along the hillside at Saint Vincent.
"Wearing the XFinity logo on our practice jerseys is just one illustration of the strength of their business partnership with the Steelers," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "We look forward to having XFinity by Comcast as a partner during this year's training camp."
XFinity will be the title sponsor of all three Steelers preseason games broadcast locally on KDKA-TV as well as all Clear Channel training camp radio broadcasts from Latrobe throughout the summer. XFinity will also sponsor the Steelers' annual night practice and fireworks display at Latrobe's Memorial Stadium on Friday, Aug. 6.
In addition to on-site exposure during Steelers training camp, XFinity will be the co-branded presenting sponsor of Steelers Training Camp on Steelers.com.
This summer will be the Steelers' 45th training camp at Saint Vincent College.
The first official practice will take place Saturday, July 31, at 9 a.m., with the first practice open to the public scheduled for that afternoon at 2:55 p.m. Generally, morning practices will begin at 9 or 10 a.m. and afternoon sessions will start at 2:55 p.m. Only the afternoon practices are open to the public.
The Steelers open their preseason schedule at Heinz Field on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. against the Detroit Lions. The game will air locally on KDKA-TV (Ch. 2). Heinz Field will also be the site of Pittsburgh's preseason finale on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. versus the Carolina Panthers.
During the Steelers night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium on Friday, August 6, the Westmoreland County Food Bank will collect non-perishable food and household items. Giant Eagle will match the donation on a per-round basis. Fans unable to attend the practice can still participate through the virtual food drive by visiting www.westmorelandfoodbank.org.
All fans are asked to use the following driving directions when visiting Steelers training camp. The directions are also available on the official Steelers website at www.steelers.com.
DIRECTIONS TO SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE (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 17 miles. Turn left on to Beatty County Road. Follow Beatty County Road to Brouwers Drive. Turn Right on Brouwers Drive and follow the road to on-campus parking lots.
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). Take the first left turn on to Brouwers Drive and follow road to on-campus parking lots.
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 and follow for approximately 17 miles. Turn left on to Beatty County Road. Follow Beatty County Road to Brouwers Drive. Turn Right on Brouwers Drive and follow the road to on-campus parking lots.
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). Take the first left turn on to Brouwers Drive and follow road to on-campus parking lots.
Handicapped Parking (from all directions): Follow above directions to U.S. Route 30. Follow Route 30 to Saint Vincent Drive (at traffic signal). Turn on to Saint Vincent Drive and continue straight. Follow signs for handicapped parking.
During afternoon practices, fans can enjoy The Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park. Following is the Steelers' schedule for training camp practices and The Steelers Experience. All practice times and dates are subject to change. Updates will be posted on the Steelers' website, www.steelers.com.