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On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they’ll be returning back to their rightful training camp home at Saint Vincent College.

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The last two years, the team held camp at Heinz Field and the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex after being denied approval from the NFL

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for an off-site location due to the COVID-19 pandemic; despite Steelers owner Art Rooney II wanting it to return to Saint Vincent in 2021.

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Mr. Rooney also released a statement on the matter:

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We are very excited to return to Saint Vincent College for our Training Camp later this summer

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We always appreciate the support from Saint Vincent as well as the Latrobe community.

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We look forward to having fans back on campus as we will be preparing for the 2022 season

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We thank Father Paul Taylor and the tremendous staff on campus for their continued support for our return to our summer home.

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The Steelers first started its offseason training at Saint Vincent back in 1966, and did so for the next 54 years up until a couple years ago.

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It’s understandable why the league would say no, especially in the heart of the pandemic. 

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But, it’s nice that one of the longest running traditions for one of the game’s great franchises can continue on.