Action Sports Spotlight - Cortland's "Field Of Dreams"

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 21, 2009 at 11:09 PM EDT

In 1989 the movie Field of Dreams made famous the line "if you build it, he will come."
In 2003 SUNY Cortland said the same.
Building a multi-million dollar multi-sport facility on campus is the biggest reason central new York will be the new summer home of the New York Jets. {} We take a closer look at the facility, and the space required for this summer, in this week's action sports spotlight.

" Everything is first rate. The fields look good. The stadium is great. All the electronics worth with us with our electronics so I think this is a pretty good fit. "
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan made it a point that he wanted to get away from it all to train this summer.
But clearly his team won't be lacking for comfort in Cortland.
} "They're using the same technology that we are using. All the breakout rooms are going to be great. All the other equipment, the only thing we have to do is move our weights up and that's it. And that's just because the strength coach wants to have the same weight room here and so everything else stays the same."
No one knows the needs of a football team at this facility better than coach Dan MacNeill.
Set to begin his 13th year as head coach, he's been around since the first stone was laid.
At yesterday's press conference he was already working out how the two teams will fit, knowing he no longer has first dibs.
" They will be in total control. Obviously we're fitting their needs. That's the agreement we will not impact what they demand or what they need to exist because they have many more issues. They have fan control and the other things that they will bring into the community."
The Jets open camp in Cortland July 31st, while the Red Dragons will hit the field a few weeks later.

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