Due to the start of the 2012-13 academic year and the hosting of the second presidential debate occurring soon, the Jets and Hofstra University have agreed that the Aug. 21 date for the Jets' practice at Hofstra's James M. Shuart Stadium will no longer be viable. The practice has been moved to MetLife Stadium.
A number of campus maintenance projects within and near Shuart Stadium in advance of hosting the presidential debate will need to occur during the latter part of August.
"We have had a great relationship with Hofstra University for many years and we understand the circumstances," the team said in a statement released this afternoon. "Based on the timing, the team has decided to move the August 21 practice to MetLife Stadium. Although we're sorry that the location of this year's practice needed to be change, we are committed to remaining connected to our Long Island fans."
Details on the MetLife practice will be available at a later date.