Talk to any Pittsburgh Steelers fan that has ever attended the annual Friday night training camp practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium and not only will they tell you what a great experience it is, they more than likely will have at least one or two highlights etched forever in their mind from the evening.
After having to cancel the practice last year because of problems with the grass on the high school field, the Steelers will load up the school buses Friday for a night practice just down the road from the Saint Vincent College.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the Friday Night Lights practice.
“It’s a change of environment. It’s an exciting environment. You can feel the energy of the fans,” said Tomlin. “We like getting on the yellow buses; it takes us back a day or two. It’s just a good environment (and) we’re going to do similar things, but you have to acknowledge the energy in the place and it’s a good thing for our football team.”
In case you didn’t know it, the Steelers once played a preseason game in 1952 at Latrobe Memorial Stadium against the Green Bay Packers. The Steelers won the game 7-6 before a sellout crowd of 10,000 and you can read more about that game on the Packers official website.
If you are planning on attending the Friday night practice this year, it will begin at 7 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets for $5 for adults and $2 for senior citizens (children five and under are free).