The Jets made it official yesterday, holding a news conference in upstate Cortland to reveal that the team has signed a three-year contract to hold its training camp at SUNY Cortland.
Owner Woody Johnson and New York Gov. David Paterson announced the deal, which has an option to extend to five years. The state is contributing $320,000 in grants to help construct a second grass field and help upgrade the facilities.
After spending the previous 40 years at Hofstra, the Jets moved their training camp to Cortland last August because Rex Ryan wanted to build camaraderie among the players.
The first training-camp practice is slated for Aug. 2 for the team that will be featured this season on HBO's "Hard Knocks" series.