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Jets Relocate Hofstra Practice To MetLife Stadium

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — The Jets had some bad news Wednesday for their fans on Long Island.

The team’s scheduled practice at Hofstra University on Aug. 21 has been moved to MetLife Stadium because of construction at the school’s Shuart Stadium.

Hofstra said in a release that due to the school’s altered maintenance schedule as a result of hosting the presidential debate on Oct. 16, work on Shuart Stadium will be done in late-August. The Jets schedule a practice at Hofstra, their former training facility, every year since leaving for Florham Park, N.J., after training camp in 2008.

The Jets canceled their practice at the university last year due to inclement weather.

“We have had a great relationship with Hofstra University for many years and we understand the circumstances,” the Jets said in a statement.

“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,” the team added.

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