The Pittsburgh Steelers may part ways with the Pitt Panthers in their shared facility agreement at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, potentially ending a more than two-decade partnership.

By the Numbers
  • The facility includes five outdoor fields - two for the Panthers and three for the Steelers, along with an indoor field.
  • In the 2024 NFLPA survey, the Steelers received an 'F' for the locker room and a 'D+' for the training room.
Yes, But

Critics argue that the shared facility arrangement with the Panthers has contributed to the poor grades for the Steelers' facilities.

State of Play
  • The Steelers may opt to build a new practice facility without involving Pitt, as suggested by the Post-Gazette's Ray Fittapaldo.
  • Pitt unveiled Victory Heights for upgrades in 16 programs excluding football and basketball, facing limitations due to lack of land near campus.
What's Next

If the Steelers proceed with a new facility independently, it could mark a significant shift in the sports landscape in Pittsburgh.

Bottom Line

The potential departure of the Steelers from the shared facility with Pitt could signal a new era for both teams, impacting training environments and the college-pro connection for players.