Reporting Trina Orlando
LATROBE (KDKA) — It’s been a long off-season, but the wait is finally over for Pittsburgh football fans.
The Steelers have arrived on the campus of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe for Training Camp.
The players had until 3 p.m. to report before Training Camp officially got underway.
“It’s very exciting, you can start to feel the anticipation a couple weeks beforehand, the campus starts to transform a bit with signs and banners being put up,” said Lauren Donahue, of Saint Vincent College. “There’s a buzz prior, and once they get here, there’s a ton of excitement.”
Players pulled up outside of Rooney Hall all throughout the day. It’s the place they will be calling home during Training Camp.
The Steelers are kicking off their 80th season. It is their 47th summer in Latrobe.
As the players were moving in, grounds crews were spotted getting the field ready for Thursday’s first closed practice and the campus bookstore is stocked with all kinds of Steelers merchandise.
“It’s always really fun when the Steelers come around,” added Brittany Halinka, of Saint Vincent College. “There’s always something going on. There’s people around, there’s all sorts of crazy fans and it’s cool to see them walk by and be on our campus.”
The first practice open to fans is set for Friday afternoon.