Last season the Pittsburgh Steelers were not allowed to travel for training camp. So that meant they weren’t able to host training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Instead they were forced to hold camp at Heinz Field.
That won’t be the case this season. The team will be allowed to travel this season for training camp according to a memo sent to NFL teams on Friday.
Steelers President Art Rooney II had acknowledged earlier this year that his hope would be for the team to be able to get back to St. Vincent.
“As we sit here today, our plan is to have training camp in Latrobe,” Rooney II said to Steelers.com in February. “We still have a ways to go to get there, but I think there’s a pretty good chance that’s going to be able to happen. We’re still hopeful we’re going to have some form of offseason program, and it’s probably not going to start on time but I think it’s important particularly for the young players that we get back to having an offseason program and then a full training camp and preseason games. I think we need to have that to help the young players continue to develop.”
Here’s the full memo, which also clarifies that restrictions on gatherings away from the facility will be relaxed during the offseason, allowing vaccinated staff members to gather with other vaccinated staff members, and players with other players, but no mixing of the two. pic.twitter.com/8Mi9kpVSs9
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 7, 2021