Lost in all the Holmes talk today, the Jets announced the details of their summer location. In a move that surprised nobody, the Jets announced a multi-year agreement with SUNY Cortland to continue holding their training camp there for a minimum of 3 more years, potentially 5 more years.
NY Governor David Patterson said:
Last year, Cortland laid the foundation for the Jets’ winning season. I am confident that the road to the Super Bowl will go through the same college town this season, garnering it the attention it deserves," Paterson said. "I’m excited to welcome the Jets to Cortland not just for a single training season but for a multiyear commitment that will benefit both the community and the campus to the tune of millions of dollars and doubling the first year attendance. Central New York is a beautiful region and I am thrilled we can show it off to football fans and their families alike."
This will be the second year in which the Jets hold their training camp in SUNY Cortland. The first resulted in a AFC Championship game. I believe that moving away for TC helps with team bonding, and this is obviously going to be important this year with a few new players. It takes them out of their comfort zone, and puts them back in a college like environment, eat, sleep and practise as a team.
$4.26 million was generated for the local SUNY Cortland economy thanks to the Jets trip last year, and many hope to exceed that this year with Hard Knocks, and the growing excitement over the 2010 NY Jets season.
Like 2009, it was also revealed that the Jets will hold training camp practices in Florham and on Long Island to give the fans a chance to take in some of the action as well.
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