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Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by 58stillers, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. 58stillers

    58stillers

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    All these years, I've never been over to Latrobe for training camp practices..... I feel like this will be the year that I can make it. To any vets that have been there before..... do you have any recommendations? Parking, eating, best time to show up, best areas to view the most action? Any chances for autographs? (I'll have my 20 year old son with me.... but he's not exactly a cute little kid anymore). I'm likely looking at a weekday like Tuesday or Wednesday of one of the weeks, maybe August so it's closer to the start of the season.
     
  2. Ben There

    Ben There Well-Known Member

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    Parking is done right in the fields by the playing fields. The college kids direct you where to park. Lots of places to eat. When you come out of St. Vincent’s, if you turn right you have a ton of places on Rt. 30, and if you turn left it takes you to Latrobe. All viewing places get taken up early.
     
  3. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Active Member

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    There is a grove of trees behind the far endzone that I usually try and get there for shade. If you sit in the bleachers on a sunny day you will get fried.
     
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  4. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Truth. Bring sunblock or some shade. My Dad and I went to camp for the first time in '06 after the SB win. I loved every minute of it but Dad got too much sun we ended up sitting at McDonald's for an hour while he cooled down and rehydrated so I wasn't worried about his health. Just so much to take in that you forget that hot August sun beating down on you.
     
  5. Wardismvp

    Wardismvp Well-Known Member

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    Like other posters have said make sure you hydrate and bring sunscreen. Sharkey's is my favorite watering hole.
    You will see lots of Steeler fans there. A couple years back,Tim Benz was airing his show live from there.
     
  6. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    Bring a van and a sack, if you see Keith butler throw a sack over his head and throw him in the van and keep driving.:smiley1::cool:
     
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  7. Kreighoff

    Kreighoff Well-Known Member

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    I went down a few years ago drove from Hamilton Ont. to Latrobe early in the morning. Was pleasantly surprised by the fan stuff they had, a trailer to walk through full of interesting memorabilia lots of stuff for sale. Lucked out with a day that was hot but not blistering . If I do the trip again I won't make the mistake I made the first time. I did a return trip5 1/2 hr down 5 1/2 back all in one day next time I ll find a cheap motel get some sleep and do the return drive the next day maybe even take in some sites in the Burgh before driving home. Overall a great time , you might have to find a cute kid to rent if you want to get close for autographs.
     
  8. Iowasteeljim

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    I can be rented out for cheap!
     
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  9. NE Missouri Steeler

    NE Missouri Steeler Well-Known Member

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    If you know anyone with ties to the organization, try to get on the daily VIP list.

    Pre-practice meet in the Fred Rogers building. Free hat, Q and A with Tunch and Wolf, walk together to field and watch practice on field.
    Post practice go back to Rogers Center and have dinner and raffle. There will be players signing autographs as well.

    Buy a Training camp shirt....
     
  10. jeh1856

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    Emphasis was on “cute”.
     
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  11. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    Bob Labriola gave a full list of Steelers alumni that will be a camp each day for autograph sessions on his asked and answered column today. It's on Steelers.com if anyone wants to see it.
     
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  12. 58stillers

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    Thanks for all the good tips. :yeehaw:
     
  13. Iowasteeljim

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    I placed the emphasis on "I want to go but want someone else to pay for it." Funny how we all read the same thing and come to different conclusions! :hmm:
     
  14. mac daddyo

    mac daddyo Well-Known Member

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    The Send Jim to Camp Fund
    PO box 32 don't run over people
    Pittsburgh, Pa. 123456

    :smiley1::cool:
     
  15. Ben There

    Ben There Well-Known Member

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    Do not forget to visit Peaches and Cream, best ice cream in the world! Right on Rt. 30 before you get to St. Vincent’s.
     

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