Steelers can’t get approval to return to Latrobe for training camp

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The Steelers wanted to return to St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania for training camp this year. The NFL decided not to allow it.

The Steelers have announced that their plan for “safely hosting training camp on campus with fans” was not approved by the league, given the COVID protocols.

The Steelers will instead split training camp between their practice facility and Heinz Field. The Steelers will host fans at Heinz Field “for a select number of practices.”

It’s clear from the statement that the Steelers wanted to go back to Latrobe, but that the league said no. No specifics were provided regarding the actual or perceived flaws in the team’s proposed, and rejected, plan.

17 responses to “Steelers can’t get approval to return to Latrobe for training camp

  1. That’s a shame. I could not go this year anyhow, but Latrobe training camp is on my bucket list.

  2. Fans are going to NHL & NBA games but we can’t go sit on the hillside at St. Vincent College and watch practice. Come on NFL!

  3. Steelers training camp is a big deal for small businesses in Latrobe. I’m really not sure what is so dangerous at this point. And I’m not sure how the Steelers’ plan differed from the other teams that have gotten approval to hold regular camps.

  4. Looking forward to getting past all this randomness where some things are deemed perfectly fine while other nearly identical things are not allowed. I have a friend whose father has Alzheimers and they finally got to see him face-to-face since the start of the pandemic only to learn the next day that won’t be allowed any more because in his condition he won’t allow himself to be masked. Everybody involved is fully vaccinated. Just nuts.

  5. Steelers training camp is a big deal for small businesses in Latrobe. I’m really not sure what is so dangerous at this point. And I’m not sure how the Steelers’ plan differed from the other teams that have gotten approval to hold regular camps.
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    Also what is safer about having fans come into the city to watch training camp versus being out in the country? It seems like there would be more close contact in the city. Without more details, this doesn’t make sense for safety, but sadly par for course for the NFL.

  6. mogogo1 says:
    June 24, 2021 at 10:04 am
    Looking forward to getting past all this randomness where some things are deemed perfectly fine while other nearly identical things are not allowed. I have a friend whose father has Alzheimers and they finally got to see him face-to-face since the start of the pandemic only to learn the next day that won’t be allowed any more because in his condition he won’t allow himself to be masked. Everybody involved is fully vaccinated. Just nuts.

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    This is so cruel and completely unnecessary, I am so sorry this has happened to your family

  7. Government over reach big time. Terrible for all the fans, plus its outside! The president said it’s safe for everyone outdoors.

  8. The Kansas City Chiefs are holding theirs at Missouri Western but the Steelers can’t go to St. Vincent?

  9. Fans in the stadium during training camp= bad. Thousands of fans in NFL stadiums during the season=good. ???

  10. I bet it has something to do with PA outdoor gatherings and the size limit. The Steelers can get upwards of 25K during practices at Latrobe.

    The Steelers plan for mitigation probably didn’t sit well with the PA powers that be. They probably told the NFL no-go.

    Too bad. That’s 2 years in a row that the businesses in Latrobe won’t get a boost for August. I hope the Steelers don’t abandon the place.

  11. dexterismyhero says:
    June 24, 2021 at 12:58 pm
    Rolling Rock!!!! Arnie!!!
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    Rolling Rock is not made in Latrobe any longer, but Iron City is. Latrobe was also the home of Mr. Rogers. Wonderful little town.

  12. curtis20 says:
    June 24, 2021 at 12:31 pm
    Government over reach big time. Terrible for all the fans, plus its outside! The president said it’s safe for everyone outdoors.
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    The NFL is not the government. Yet. I don’t think. Oh no! Did I miss something?

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