Steelers 2008 Training Camp Information

Normal Schedule: Parking lots open at 12 noon; Campus opens at 1:30 p.m. and practice at 2:55 (see schedule below - Changes for night practices - subject to change.) Steelers Experience opens one hour before practice and closes one hour after practice at St. Vincent College.

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  

2008 Steelers Training Camp Practice Schedule
 
 

The Steelers host training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. Steelers players report on Sunday, July 27 and the first open practice is Monday, July 28. The final practice open to the public is on Sunday, August 17.

There is no admission charge for practices at St. Vincent College. For practice at the high school field 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 27. First open day of practice is Monday, July 28. Last public day of open practice is August 17.

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. Campus is cleared after the Steelers Experience closes. The schedule varies for night 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 2:55 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 Stadium – August 1

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 Merchandise
The Steelers merchandise tent is open whenever the Steelers have practice at St. Vincent College. The tent is located near the entrance to campus, across from the parking lots.

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.
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