The Pittsburgh Steelers officially kick off the 2015 season when the team reports to training camp on Saturday, July 25, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. This will mark the 50th year the Steelers will train at Saint Vincent College. The Steelers 2015 Training Camp is presented by Xfinity.
Fifty years of Steelers football at Saint Vincent College.
Following are a few notes and highlights about the Steelers 2015 Training Camp:
- Eighteen open practices to the public, including two evening sessions
- Steelers Nation Unite Tent and an ELF Photo Booth
- An interactive "Play 60 Fun Zone" for children in grades 1-12
- Steelers Merchandise Tent featuring exclusive Training Camp and team gear
- A display recognizing several record-setting individual performances from 2014
- The first practice open to the public is scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at 2:55 p.m.
- The first practice in pads is slated for Wednesday, July 29 at 2:55 p.m.
- Annual night practice at Latrobe's Memorial Stadium set for July, 31 at 7 p.m.
- The team's 2015 training camp will break on Saturday, August 22
For the second year in a row, the Steelers will incorporate a "Play 60 Fun Zone" for children in grades 1-12 to participate in at the team's 2015 training camp. The "Play 60 Fun Zone" will include fun and exciting football-themed activities for 60 minutes each day the Steelers hold practice (3:30-4:30 p.m. and 6:00-7:00 p.m. on August 12). Children will be able to register for the "Play 60 Fun Zone" once campus opens and is limited to the first 200 registrants.
](/assets/images/schedule-and-events/training-camp/SteelersTrainingCampMapFullSize.jpg)The Steelers will host a youth football team each day at practice, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods. The teams will take part in a 30-minute on-field training session with a coach and form a tunnel for Steelers players as the team approaches the practice field.
For all practices at Saint Vincent College, fans can enjoy numerous activities on campus, including:
- Steelers Merchandise Tent (12-6 p.m.)
- Steelers Nation Unite Tent (12-6 p.m.)
- FedEx Traveling Great Hall (12-6 p.m.)
- UPMC Steelers Experience, the team's interactive theme park (12-6 p.m. and 2-8 p.m. on August 12)
During the Steelers night practice on Friday, July 31, the team will host a food drive to benefit the Westmoreland County Food Bank, collecting non-perishable food donations. Giant Eagle has pledged again this year to match the number of pounds collected at the drive, and donations will double as a result. Please visit www.westmorelandfoodbank.org for more information.
Fans can purchase tickets to the Steelers July 31 night practice at Latrobe's Memorial Stadium at the Greater Latrobe Athletic Office, the Latrobe Newsstand and the Latrobe Parks and Recreation office. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for senior citizens (children five and under are free). Any questions can be referred to the Greater Latrobe Athletic Department: 724-539-4236.
All fans are asked to use the following driving directions when visiting Steelers training camp.
From Pittsburgh: Follow I-376 East to Monroeville and take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 East. Get off at Irwin (Exit 67, the first exit) 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 points East:Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76 West, to exit 75 (old exit 8) New Stanton. Take Route 119 North to Route 30 East. Follow Route 30 East to Saint Vincent Drive. Turn left on Saint Vincent Drive, and take the first left turn on to Brouwers Drive and follow road to on-campus parking lots.
From points North: Take I-79 south to its junction with I-76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, at gate 28 (old gate 3) Cranberry/Raymond P. Shafer Highway. Take I-76 east to exit 67 (old exit 7) Irwin 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 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 75 (old exit 8) New Stanton. Take Route 119 North to Route 30 East. Follow Route 30 East to Saint Vincent Drive. Turn left on Saint Vincent Drive, and 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.
CAMP MEDIA CONTACTS: *The Steelers media relations staff will be present at camp to assist in media requests. The camp PR office is located in *Benedict Hall. The main media relations telephone number at Saint Vincent is (724) 805-1120 and the main camp office number is (724) 539-8515.