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Cortland Prepares for Arrival of New York Jets

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CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The city of Cortland is preparing for the arrival of the New York Jets for training camp next week.

The team is set to arrive in one week, and will begin open practices on Thursday, July 24. They'll hold 15 open practices at SUNY Cortland.

This marks the fifth year the team will hold training camp at SUNY Cortland since 2009.

The Jets visit helped give the local economy a boost of about $3.7 million last year. More than $19 million has been generated to the Cortland County economy since the Jets started training there in 2009.

In preparation for this year, the college campus and local businesses have been doing their part to make sure their city is ready.

"I think the biggest thing is, having a professional football team come to a city like Cortland, when you only have thirty or so teams in the NFL, really says a lot about their respect for SUNY Cortland and the city as well," said Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin.

The Jets are expected to arrive to Cortland next Wednesday and will be greeted with a special ceremony on Main Street.

The annual the Green and White Scrimmage will be held on Saturday, August 2. Practices begin at 10 a.m.

Practices are free, but you'll need to print out a ticket on the Jets website for admission. Click HERE for the details.

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