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Saint Vincent College Gears Up For Steelers Training Camp

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LATROBE (KDKA) — Saint Vincent College has been dubbed by ESPN as one of the most family-friendly training camps in the NFL.

This year, fans can see an on-campus play about the man who founded the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“We are especially pleased this summer that our theater will perform ‘The Chief’ – the one person play that features Art Rooney, Sr.,” Br. Norman Hipps, president of Saint Vincent College, said.

About 5,000 fans a day are expected to attend training camp. Families are invited.

“The Steeler experience contains a multitude of events that young people and young people can participate in such as throwing a football or running an obstacle course, kicking a football, punting a football,” Public Safety Director Steve Brown said.

There’s also plenty of parking. It should be easy for fans to drive to the campus.

“If you’re coming from the west, you want to make a left at Beatty Road and PennDOT will put a sign out,” Larry Hendricks, facilities manager at Saint Vincent, said. “If you’re coming from the east, you want to make a right onto Saint Vincent Drive.”

The chefs at Saint Vincent are gearing up as well. Players are expected to eat 1,600 pounds of beef, more than 1,000 pounds of fish and 1,500 pounds of vegetables will be served to the players during training camp.

“We serve over 140 for breakfast just in the main dining room, around 200 for lunch and about 250 for dinner,” Reggie Esmi, food service general manager, said.

The first practice will be on July 27.

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