The New York Jets announced today that they will open to the public five June minicamp practices as part of a week of activities at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, N.J., beginning June 6.
The Jets also announced that their 2009 training camp will feature practices open to the public in three different locations throughout the tristate area — upstate New York, Long Island and New Jersey.
New York Gov. David A. Paterson announced today that the Jets will hold their training camp on the campus of SUNY Cortland, generating millions in economic activity for Central New York and drawing thousands of people to Cortland this summer.
Training camp at SUNY Cortland is scheduled to begin Friday, July 31.
The Jets will then hold a special Family Night practice on Long Island at Hofstra University, the site of their former practice facility, on Wednesday, Aug. 12.
Three more practices open to the public will take place at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Aug. 22, 26 and 27.
"I am excited that we will be able to interact with our fans throughout the region in an unprecedented series of public practices," said Jets owner Woody Johnson. "Starting in June, we will welcome fans to our new home for the first open practices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.
"Come the end of July, training camp in Cortland will provide the remote environment Coach Ryan envisions to foster team unity. We will return to our Long Island roots in August for a Family Night practice at Hofstra University and we will close out the summer in New Jersey with a final round of public practices at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center."
Jets minicamp practices in June — Jets Week — and the Long Island and New Jersey practices in August will feature activities for the entire family. Fans attending will enjoy Generation Jets Fest, the JetsShop merchandise tent and autograph sessions with players, coaches and the 2009 New York Jets Flight Crew.
Details of all minicamp and training camp practices will be available at newyorkjets.com in the coming weeks. Minicamp and training camp are supported by Atlantic Health, Dunkin' Donuts, Sprint and The Record.