Like the swallows returning to San Juan Capistrano, each year hordes of black and gold clad fans descend on Latrobe, Pennsylvania. They are making their annual trek to Pittsburgh Steelers Training Camp.
Fans come from far and near to get a glimpse of their favorite Steelers players. Like Eric and Heather Higgs, who along with their baby Elaine, traveled all the way from Cleveland to visit Steelers Training Camp.
Like so many other fans, the Higgs family realizes that Steelers Training Camp is a great way to kick-off a new year of Steelers football.
Training Camp attendees get an early look at the new rookies and free agents. They get to start formulating opinions about who is going to contribute to the upcoming season long before other fans get their first view of the team.
Not only do training camp attendees get an early look at the team, but they also get a closer view of their favorite players than they can get just about anywhere else.
The only problem with Steelers Training Camp is that it takes place in August. So it can get hot at times. Very hot! And St. Vincent provides very little shade. So be prepared to sit in the sun.
Of course, the staff from Parkhurst Dining Services is always ready to help you to cool off. Just stop by the concession stand to pick up food, drinks, popsicles, or ice cream to help you beat the heat.
It always amazes me how many Pittsburgh natives have never made the trip to Latrobe. It’s a short drive from most parts of Pittsburgh. It’s a fun outing, and it is definitely worth the trip.
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