CORTLAND, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Will they stay upstate?
Officials in the central New York community that has hosted the New York Jets’ training camp hope the franchise’s turmoil doesn’t have a costly ripple effect.
Since 2009, the Jets have held five training camps at SUNY Cortland, attracting tens of thousands of fans and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
With the firing Monday of head coach Rex Ryan and general manager John Idzik, it’s not known yet if the team will return for a sixth time this July. Ryan was a big proponent of the team’s annual trek to upstate New York.
The Jets and the state college are in a year-to-year contract. A decision on whether the team will return this summer isn’t expected to be made until the spring.
Training camp was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead until 2008.
The Jets have a training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey.
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