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Steelers Training Camp Kicks off July 26 at Saint Vincent College

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Steelers training camp kicks off July 26 at Saint Vincent College
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Steelers training camp kicks off July 26 at Saint Vincent College
LATROBE, Pa. —Players, coaches and fans will meet again for the 49th annual Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Westmoreland County.
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STEELERS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULESteelers training camp kicks off July 26 at Saint Vincent College
Friday, July 25 - Players report to camp
Saturday, July 26 - Open practice
Sunday, July 27 - Open practice
Monday, July 28 - Open practice (first practice in pads)
Tuesday, July 29 - Off day; no practice
Wednesday, July 30 - Open practice
Thursday, July 31 - Open practice
Friday, Aug. 1 - Night Practice at Memorial Stadium (7 p.m.)
Saturday, Aug. 2 - Open practice
Sunday, Aug. 3 - Open practice
Monday, Aug. 4 - Open practice
Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Off day; no practice
Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Open practice
Thursday, Aug. 7 - Open practice
Friday, Aug. 8 - Travel day; no practice
Saturday, Aug. 9 - Preseason game at N.Y. Giants
Sunday, Aug. 10 - Off day; no practice
Monday, Aug. 11 - Open practice
Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Open practice
Wednesday, Aug. 13 - Open practice with Buffalo Bills
Thursday, Aug. 14 - Open practice with Buffalo Bills (5:30 p.m.)
Friday, Aug. 15 - No practice
Saturday, Aug. 16 - Players break camp
Steelers training camp kicks off July 26 at Saint Vincent College
Are you ready for some football? Believe it or not, it's almost time for training camp. Most practices are free and open to fans. See the full schedule here.
A free parking lot for Pittsburgh Steelers fans is available near the practice fields at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.
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Steelers players must report by 4 p.m. Friday, July 25. Open practices begin Saturday, July 26. The annual night practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium is set for Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.
A joint practice with the Buffalo Bills will be held Wednesday, Aug. 13, and an evening practice with the Bills is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
The Bills will be the first visiting team at training camp in nearly 15 years, according to Saint Vincent Public Safety Director Steven Brown, who anticipates fans will make the drive to Latrobe.
"Some fans come in from Buffalo. It's about an eight-hour trip, a little less. This will be a new experience for them. They'll be able to come out and experience close-up and personal with their team," Brown said.
Fans who visit practice are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers. Afternoon practices are free as is parking, but Brown advises fans arrive on time to find a parking spot.
Fans will also notice the college bookstore turns into Steelers central, moving books and school supplies aside for black and gold gear some fans can only find at Saint Vincent.

"There are certain unique items that we carry that people tell us they can't find anywhere else," said bookstore director Father Anthony Grossi.
New items at this year's camp include Kukui nut jewelry, survival bracelets, seat cushions, Heinz Field stadium puzzles and rhinestone logo emblems. Popular returning items include black-and-gold yard flamingos, Steelers scrubs, sandwich and storage bags, light-up mouse pads, floor mats, NFL board games, kites and pillows.
Finally, Saint Vincent dining staffers are putting the finishing touches on their large food orders, which they begin planning each January. This year, chefs are finishing their nutrition plan, which they work on with the team's nutritionist.
Chef Daniel Keeley said the players favor fresh fruit and smoothies with optional supplement shots. However, kitchen staff did not place orders for a certain fruit this year based on the negative reaction it got last year.
"The only thing we tried last year was regular watermelon, and they didn't like that, so we're going back to seedless watermelon this year," Keeley said.
This year, players will see healthier, smaller portions of their bedtime snacks, including flatbread pizzas, mini tacos and mini gyros. In all, dining services ordered 2,000 pounds of beef, 10,032 boneless chicken breasts, 1,365 pounds of haddock, 1,200 pounds of cheese, 5,800 servings of ice cream treats and 1,500 pounds of fresh vegetables for the three-week period.
Fans can tour campus for free from 12-4 p.m. on most practice days on a custom-made, Mr. Rogers-inspired neighborhood trolley.

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