By Rich Walsh

LATROBE (KDKA) – It was the first day of practice today.

The Steelers took the field Sunday afternoon at St. Vincent College in Latrobe.

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It’s also the first day fans were allowed to show up.

More than 10,000 were there.

The line of cars to training camp backed up all the way to Route 30 as early as 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

It’s also the 50th year training camp is being held at the college.

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Team President Art Rooney, II marked the anniversary with a ceremony on the field. He also talked to Rich Walsh about the future plans at Heinz field.

Rooney and others are making a very strong case for the team to host the 2023 Super Bowl.
They’re submitting a bid to the league.

“My answer to that is why not?” said Rooney. “It’s really up to the league to determine when the next time will be that we have an outdoor Super Bowl. But I think once that decision is made, I’m not sure why we would not be able to do it as opposed to other cities.”

To host the Super Bowl, Heinz Field would need 70,000 seats.

The team is adding 3,000 this year, but they would still need another 2,000 more.

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