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Jets 'Family Night' practice at Hofstra canceled
For the second straight year, Hofstra won't get to host a Jets training camp practice.
According to a press release from the university's athletic communications department, Hofstra and the Jets have agreed it wouldn't be feasible to host practice at Shuart Stadium on Aug. 21.
It seems several factors contributed to the decision to cancel the practice: the start of the academic year, the hosting of the second Presidential Debate and the timing of several campus maintenance projects within Shuart Stadium.
As a result, the Jets will now hold the practice at MetLife Stadium.
"We have had a great relationship with Hofstra University for many years and we understand the circumstances," the team said in a statement, issued through Hofstra. "Based on the timing, the team has decided to move the August 21 practice to MetLife Stadium. 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."