Fun time out in the Steel city summer 16′. Taking the car ride out west from Philadelphia it was a relatively easy/smooth ride. Right as you get out of the heart of Philadelphia the roads open up and so does the highways/traffic. The roads tend to get windy as you continue to travel west to Pittsburgh. Entering the city of Pittsburgh from the east was a pretty cool experience; around a corner and over a hill, the city is right in front of you.
- Lacrosse has been in Pittsburgh for sometime and continues to grow. One can tell from listening to the radio that the city is consumed by football and hockey fans. Hockey being a similar sport to lacrosse; alot of hockey players can pick up a lacrosse stick right away and have an immediate impact on the lacrosse field. Across the board, it was easy to tell that many players our putting down the football helmet for good and picking up the lacrosse bucket due to concussions. There are multiple clubs in Pittsburgh and the sport continues to grow at the grassroots level as well.
- Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University (RMU) were both really cool facilities. The city of Pittsburgh was an awesome site. The city lies in between two massive ridges or hills. In between, lies the city of Pittsburgh and Heinz field. Right away any spectator could see why it is named the “Steel City” – large steel bridges stretch the city for transportation reasons.
- RMU was a nice small campus located on the Northwest side of the campus. The school is know for their hockey and football programs. Getting to tour the Robert Morris hockey facilities was a pretty unreal experience. Not only do they have the main barn where the hockey team plays but they also have two side by side indoor regulation size rinks that are used in the winter time for hockey and lacrosse in the spring. From talking to a couple coaches, it sounds like the hockey and lacrosse teams hang out a lot together.
Cool side notes:
- Someone mentioned that the city of Pittsburgh has the most bridges per capita – kinda cool
- Alot of companies are relocating to the city of Pittsburgh due to it’s location and quality of life. A couple major ones located below:
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Dicks Sporting Goods
- PNC (Finance)
- More and more tech companies which is interesting.
- Pittsburgh International Airport is pretty simple to navigate – big southwest hub there.
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