The schedule for training camp is now set in stone.
The New York Jets officially open their 2009 training camp with two practices on July 31 at SUNY Cortland and have announced details of a training camp schedule that feature practices open to the public in three different locations — Central New York, Long Island and New Jersey.
On Aug. 12, the Jets will hold a special Family Night Practice brought to you by Verizon FiOS on Long Island at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. Hofstra was the home of the Jets training facility and training camp from 1968 until the team moved into its new facility in September 2008. At the conclusion of this special practice, the entire team will head to the sidelines to sign autographs for fans.
Three more practices will be open to the public on Aug. 22, 26 and 27 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J.
I've been pretty critical of the team moving camp away from the brand new expensive Florham Park facilities. I will say this, though. It's nice that the Jets are giving fans all across the area a chance to see them. Upstate New York, Long Island, and New Jersey are all covered.