CORTLAND, N.Y. -- The New York Jets are officially back in Cortland.
Despite the rainy weather Wednesday, fans were excited to greet the team on Main Street.
Coach Rex Ryan spoke to the crowd and introduced some of the rookie players. The team then headed to SUNY Cortland where they will begin their fifth training camp.
"We always feel welcome and we don't feel like visitors. We feel like this is what we do and this is home," said Ryan.
Even though it was a short welcome ceremony, fans say it was well worth the wait.
"It's a great atmosphere with everybody, we're just happy to be here and New York again," said Marty Dunn, a Florida resident.
"I met the Jets players the first year here, such great guys, now they're friends on my Facebook page and I wouldn't trade it for the world," said Chuck Smith, a Cortland resident.
Jets Fest begins Thursday at 9 a.m., and the first practice begins at 10 a.m. Practices are free and open to the public, but you do need to print off a ticket online and parking costs $5.
The Jets will train at SUNY Cortland for three weeks. The first camp practice will be at 10 a.m. Thursday on the Jets field south of the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. They leave town on August 14.
The team will hold the popular Green and White Practice in the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex on August 2.
Practices will be held every day from 10 a.m. until noon. Gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 1 p.m.
Check out the schedule on the
Jets Training Camp website.