Updated:LATROBE, Pa. —
The Steelers practiced under the lights Friday night as thousands of fans filled Latrobe Memorial Stadium in Latrobe.
Friday’s night practice allowed more than 7,000 fans from near and far to get an up-close look at the current team.
The annual event also allows fans the opportunity to get autographs from players.
Jay Golnoski came to Latrobe from Baltimore. His son received an autograph from Ben Roethlisberger.
“My little guy here has got his Ben jersey on, and Ben came right to him and signed his shirt,” said Golnoski. “Perfect day. Worth the trip.”
Channel 11’s Bill Phillips asked Roethlisberger what the annual night practice means to him.
Roethlisberger said, “It’s fun. You know, it kind of takes you back to a high school kind of feel -- obviously the high school field and all that stuff. But it’s fun to be able to come out and do this every year.”
Kathy Kaminski said, “It's wonderful. The fans are so into them. They're wonderful even when they don't win. It's great for us.”