Jets Camp Not Just for Football Fans - SUNY Cortland

Jets Camp Not Just for Football Fans

 Jets Camp Not Just for Football Fans

07/18/2014 

There will be a lot more than professional football going on when the New York Jets begin summer training camp on SUNY Cortland’s campus next week. The team is making several fan-friendly additions to its three-week practice schedule in 2014, including special theme days and a new-look Green and White Practice.

The team’s Green and White Practice — the evening event that has become an annual attraction for Central New York families — is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, with gates opening at 5 p.m.

At the most popular practice of training camp, the team will attempt to replicate the atmosphere of a regular season game at MetLife Stadium, including a t-shirt toss and performances by the New York Jets Aviators drum line and the Flight Crew cheerleaders. The team is also planning a post-practice fireworks show.

The team will also host a “Taste of Cortland” event on Friday, Aug. 1, with a handful of local eateries offering free food samples; Mascot Day on Monday, Aug. 11, featuring several mascots from throughout Central New York; and a military appreciation day on a date to be determined.

Fans can expect to see more at training camp this year, including a multi-player video game trailer several days over the three weeks. This, of course, is in addition to Jets Fest, the interactive theme park featuring skill challenges and inflatable children’s rides that has entertained fans for the past four SUNY Cortland training camps.

Check the SUNY Cortland website’s Jets Training Camp page for scheduling updates and event details.

Practice is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon for every public practice, with the exception of the Green and White Practice. The Jets Shop merchandise tent, Jets Fest and training camp gates are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for most practices and from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for the Green and White Practice.

Admission remains free, with tickets printed from the Jets website required.

Fans should call the team’s fan line at 973-549-4844 or visit the team’s Training Camp page for the most up-to-date news regarding practice schedules. Updates also are available on Twitter and Facebook.

The 2014 camp will be the fifth Cortland camp under six-year head coach Rex Ryan. Last summer, 21,000 training camp visitors from 34 states and five countries spent more than $1.6 million locally, creating an economic impact of nearly $3.7 million, according to a study by SUNY Cortland faculty members. Together, the four New York Jets training camps hosted at SUNY Cortland since 2009 have generated $19.24 million in economic impact for Cortland County.


More News

Cortland Adapted PE Expert Presents at the United Nations

Cortland Adapted PE Expert Presents at the United Nations

Timothy Davis, an associate professor of physical education, spoke at a UN conference on sports and disabilities.


College Earns Major Grant to Promote Inclusive Play

College Earns Major Grant to Promote Inclusive Play

The Inclusive Recreation Resource Center will launch a two-year, two-part project.


Live In Cortland Puts Roof Over Homeownership

Live In Cortland Puts Roof Over Homeownership

A pilot program can help employees afford home ownership in Cortland.


Club Brings First Ever 3D Printer to SUNY Cortland

Club Brings First Ever 3D Printer to SUNY Cortland

A team of intrepid students created a "waving cat" as their first product.


Cortland Researchers Offer PE Teachers Help with Transgender Issues

Cortland Researchers Offer PE Teachers Help with Transgender Issues

The published article looks to improve the ways teachers work with students who identify as transgender.


Campus Water Tests Meet EPA Safety Standards for Lead

Campus Water Tests Meet EPA Safety Standards for Lead

Tests show SUNY Cortland's drinking water is below the EPA treshold for lead


High Jump National Title, Four Top-10 Finishes Cap Strong Spring

High Jump National Title, Four Top-10 Finishes Cap Strong Spring

Cortland junior Nick Vachon won the national title in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 27.


Orientation Programs Begin June 20

Orientation Programs Begin June 20

SUNY Cortland will welcome more than 1,800 new first-year and transfer students and their families to campus for Orientation this summer.


Staff Discounts Offered for SUNY Cortland Sports Camps

Staff Discounts Offered for SUNY Cortland Sports Camps

SUNY Cortland faculty and staff can get a $20 discount when they send a child to one of the College’s Summer Sports Camps.


Popular Summer Program for Teachers Goes Digital

Popular Summer Program for Teachers Goes Digital

The three-week Summer Institute offers up to six graduate credits and more than 80 professional development credit hours for teachers.


Explore

Visit

Contact