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Training camp hosts among those affected by lockout

Vladimir Ducasse

If the NFL’s lockout lasts five months or more, and training camps are affected, the places that host those camps are going to be hurt.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets’ training camp host, the State University of New York College at Cortland, has a clause in its contract with the Jets that would require the team to extend its stay for another year if this year’s training camp is canceled. So while the current contract goes through 2012, the Jets would have to stay through at least 2013 if this year’s camp is canceled.

But the hosts are hoping it doesn’t come to that, because the area would lose significant money if the Jets don’t come to town this summer. Jets training camp attracts more than 40,000 visitors annually and is estimated to have an economic impact of between $4 million and $5 million on the area.

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4 Responses to “Training camp hosts among those affected by lockout”
  1. youboettcha says: Mar 13, 2011 10:58 AM

    Next Article: “Everyone Among Those Affected By Lockout”

  2. jw731 says: Mar 13, 2011 11:03 AM

    Manish Mehta is one hell of a reporter…….

  3. cdiggy says: Mar 13, 2011 11:07 AM

    Hey, maybe the players can get together and demand 59% of THAT 4 or 5 million….

  4. EJ says: Mar 13, 2011 2:51 PM

    St.John Fisher in Pittsford, NY is where the Buffalo Bills hold their training camp. I think the Bills are under conract for 5 or 6 more years there.
    Without the Bills in attendence this year, the school and town stand to lose a couple of million dollars this fall. Thousands of fans from Rochester flock to training camp every year.

    Last year was crazy, there was no where to sit. People were standing or sitting in the grass. It will definitely be a big loss if its canceled.

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