July 24, 2013
First public practice for Jets is on Friday
It’s one day away!
The New York Jets players, coaches and team personnel will arrive in Cortland Thursday afternoon to begin the fourth official NFL pre-season training camp at SUNY Cortland.
The first practice open to the public will be Friday at 10 a.m. and is one of 14 scheduled three-hour sessions on the grass fields located behind the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The 15th date is the Aug. 3 Green and White Scrimmage. That fan favorite will kick off at 6 p.m. and is the only date that does not take place in the new 10 a.m.-1 p.m. time slot for workouts.
Friday and Saturday practices this week will be in shells —which is basically helmets, shirt and shorts. The first day with full pads will be Sunday.
In addition to watching practices, fans can pick up the latest gear and merchandise at the Jets Shop tent and check out this year’s new and improved Jets Fest, an interactive football theme park for children with skill challenges and inflatable rides.
Admission, as always, is free. This year, however, tickets printed from the Jets website will be required. Fans can register and print tickets by visiting newyorkjets.com/camp before making the trip to camp.
Visitors should use SUNY Cortland’s Stratton Drive entrance off of Route 281. Parking attendants will greet fans at the entrance and direct them to the camp parking area. SUNY Cortland does charge a parking fee.
Following each practice, selected Jets players will usually be available to sign autographs for fans along the sideline. Visitors should note, however, that autographs are not guaranteed. Available players will sign autographs if weather, time, and other circumstances permit.
In addition Gen Jets Kids Club members will have a kids-only player autograph area at all practices. Space is limited to the first 100 kids each day, so fans are encouraged to check in their children upon arrival.
Although the Jets invite all fans to attend open practices, please note that the schedule listed below is subject to change. Practices may be cancelled or closed to the public in the event of inclement weather.
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