NY Jets Will Not Go to SUNY Cortland This Year
The New York Jets are playing it closer to home this summer.
Saying that SUNY Cortland "...always will be a part of our Jets family," team owner Woody Johnson and team president Neil Glat made the announcement yesterday.
In a written release posted on the teams website Glat says, "We are very grateful for the outstanding support of our fans in Cortland and to fans who made and enjoyed trips to the area."
Excluding the lockout-affected summer of 2011, the Jets have held their summer training camp at SUNY Cortland since 2009.
Instead training will be held at the team's Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.
The move was no completely unique or unexpected. The majority of teams in the National Football League hold summer training camp at their practice facilities. And, earlier this year, Senator Charles Schumer approached the Jets about keeping training in Cortland.
Says Glat, "Our hope is that our training in Florham Park will allow additional fans to experience the fun and excitement of a Jets Training Camp this year.”