Stony Brook offered to play host to Jets' training camp practice on LI

Stony Brook University's Class of 2012 participates in

Stony Brook University's Class of 2012 participates in its graduation ceremony at LaValle Stadium. (May 18, 2012) (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- With Hofstra unable to host a training camp practice, Stony Brook University offered to step in.

The Jets, however, have made other plans and will not be coming to Long Island this year.

Seawolves athletic director Jim Fiore said the university was willing to host the Jets' "Family Night" practice on Aug. 21. "The Jets have an open invitation," Fiore said.

A Jets spokesperson said Tuesday that "given the logistics and timing, we felt holding this year's practice at MetLife Stadium was the best option."

Hofstra announced last Wednesday it would not be able to host it because of several factors, including the second presidential debate and the timing of several campus maintenance projects within Shuart Stadium.

The Jets said in a statement last week that they're still committed to their Long Island fans.

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