St. Vincent College Prepares For Training Camp

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Steelers Training Camp
St. Vincent College in Latrobe is the home of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. This empty field will once again be overtaken by the team as training camp kicks off on July 28, 2011!
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Steelers Training Camp
"The planning to put the camp together is not a small task. It involves quite a number of departments and facilities at St. Vincent." --Don Orlando, of St. Vincent College
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Steelers Training Camp
Just after word came down that the lockout had been lifted, crews at St. Vincent began prepping the field.
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Steelers Training Camp
"We knew that we couldn’t do it in a short amount of time so we just kept planning as if it was going to happen, and this has been happening over the last months of course. Then, it got more intense over the last couple of weeks.” --Don Orlando, of St. Vincent College
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Steelers Training Camp
This photo shows the Steelers taking the field at training camp last year.
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Steelers Training Camp
Last year, about 100,000 fans came to watch the Steelers prepare for the season ahead!
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Steelers Training Camp
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu hit the field for practice at last year's training camp.
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Steelers Training Camp
The preparations aren't just on the field. This is where thousands of pounds of food are prepared for the team.
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Steelers Training Camp
Rick Laskie is the executive chef at St. Vincent College. He has been feeding the Steelers for more than a decade. He is in charge of cooking and preparing all of the food for the team.
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Steelers Training Camp
The cooks set up meals to keep the Steelers full and energized for practice
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Steelers Training Camp
There's a lot of work involved when planning to feed an entire football team for a month!
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Steelers Training Camp
According to Laskie, the staff prepares about 1,800 pounds of beef, 1,600 pounds of fish and 800 pounds of fruit and vegetables.
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