After reports surfaced yesterday that the NFL had decided to make teams hold their training camps at the team facilities, today, Art Rooney II released an official statement confirming the change in plans and also stating that the Steelers plan to return to St. Vincent college in 2021.
It is both disappointing and understandable that the NFL would want more control over training camp location and crowds this year, but it is also nice to know the Steelers intend to return to St. Vincent in 2021.
Here is the official statement.
We are disappointed for our fans and the city of Latrobe that we will not be able to hold our annual training camp at Saint Vincent College in 2020, but we are adhering to the policies and guidelines set forth from the NFL for teams that travel from their facilities each year.
We look forward to returning to training camp at Saint Vincent College in 2021.
The relationship between St. Vincent college and the Steelers has been a positive one over the last 54 years. The team stays in the dorms, building team cohesiveness and allowing coaches to create a more focused environment for the players. The Steelers have also left their mark on the college, with the football field now named for Steelers Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll. Training camp in Latrobe has become a staple experience for Steelers fans and the surrounding community as the nation descends upon the town for what has become an annual pilgrimage for the faithful.
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