With training camp around the corner, the Pittsburgh Steelers had some unfortunate news to share with their fan base this Thursday morning.
Pittsburgh revealed that it will not hold training camp at Saint Vincent College this summer. That decision was made due to league's COVID-19 protocols.
Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten released a statement on the decision and where the team will practice this summer.
"We are disappointed we won't be holding our 2021 training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA." Lauten said in a statement. "We were prepared to safely host training camp on campus with fans, but unfortunately our plan was not approved due to the NFL's COVID-19 protocols."
Although that's truly a bummer, at least the Steelers announced that they will still host fans for some practice sessions this offseason.
"We will now have training camp, which is slated to begin in late July, split between Heinz Field and the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. Once our practice schedule is finalized, we will announce plans to host fans at Heinz Field for a select number of practices."
The Steelers would like to return to Latrobe for training camp in 2022. Saint Vincent College has been unable to host the team for the past two offseasons due to COVID-19.
Pittsburgh will be allowed to begin training camp earlier than most teams since it faces Dallas in the Hall of Fame game in early August.