LATROBE (KDKA) — There were pre-Super Bowl parties going on all across the region Saturday night as excited Steelers fans get even more pumped up for the game.
At Sharky’s Café in Latrobe, fans were singing, cheering, chanting and twirling their Terrible Towels in anticipation of the big game Sunday in Texas.
Latrobe is home to St. Vincent College where the Steelers always start the football season with training camp in the summer.
“We went out and saw them this past summer,” said fan Cari Whipple. “I actually met Troy Polamalu in person at the gas station right across the street. It was a pretty neat experience.”
Fans were already watching the Super Bowl tonight; but it was Super Bowl XL, the win over the Seattle Seahawks. They could hardly wait for Sunday night.
“Big time Steeler fan,” said Craig Huska. “I’ll be watching the whole game; going in to work a little late on Monday.”
On Super Bowl Sunday, Sharky’s is expecting a couple hundred more people than they would for a Super Bowl that the Steelers are not in.
So, the black and gold’s presence in this game is only good news for the bar and the workers, who get another days pay and a fun time.
“It’s fantastic; we’ll be packed all day tomorrow,” said Traci Shumaker, of Sharky’s Café. “Everybody will be up here trying to get the first seat for the big game. It’s just fantastic; we’ll be busy all day.”
Check out John Shumway’s report on where people were partying in Texas: