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Jets hold Town Hall meeting at Hofstra

Woody Johnson talks to the media during a

Woody Johnson talks to the media during a the Jets' end-of-season press conference. (Jan. 8, 2013) Credit: David Pokress

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - The Jets are bringing their third annual town hall meeting to Long Island.

The free behind-the-scenes event -- which is open only to season ticket-holders -- will be at Hofstra's John Cranford Adams Playhouse on Wednesday from 6:30-8:15 p.m.

"The team has significant roots in Long Island and Queens and it's important for us to try and do things there regularly," Jets president Neil Glat told Newsday. "Obviously, a lot of Long Island fans come out to games and we thought this would be an opportunity to do something where we come out to them."

General manager Mike Maccagnan will break down video for fans, coach Todd Bowles will share his thoughts on his new team and radio announcer Bob Wischusen and former Jets defensive lineman Marty Lyons will host a "hot topics" segment.

Owner Woody Johnson also will be in attendance.

Glat will be on hand to discuss future Jets fan-engagement events, but he stressed the focus will primarily be on football.

The Jets hosted their first town hall in 2013 at their New Jersey facility and held the event in Manhattan last offseason. According to Glat, Long Island "was kind of a logical progression" for this year. But he did note that Wednesday's town hall meeting is open to all season ticket-holders, not just residents of Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

"We wanted to do it on Long Island, just with the size of the fan base out there," Glat said, adding that the Jets also expect to have another "Family Fun Day" event at Hofstra sometime in August.

"When we did the first one here, the fans just couldn't believe the access. It's just an opportunity to connect with the fans directly, so it's a great event."

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