Jets will keep training camp at Cortland

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 13, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

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Jets will keep training camp at Cortland

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 13, 2010 at 7:00 AM EDT


There will continue to be at least two National Football League teams holding training camp in Upstate New York.

State officials announced Monday a three-year deal has been reached retain the New York Jets at SUNY Cortland. The Jets first trained at the Central New York college in summer 2009.

Terms of the contract, which includes a five-year option, were not disclosed.

More than 34,000 spectators visited the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex last summer, helping to generate $4.26 million in economic activity in Cortland County.

SUNY Cortland will spend approximately $320,000 to create a second grass practice field, renovate a residence hall for coaches, upgrade the student union for use by the Jets and carry out related activities. Empire State Development will assist by providing SUNY Cortland with grants totaling up to $575,000, disbursed over a five-year period to help defray capital expenses and non-capital expenditures.

The Buffalo Bills have made St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester their annual summer home since 2000. The New York Giants have trained at SUNY Albany for the last several years and are in discussions to continue practicing at that campus as well.