Jets unveil designs for new training center

The New York Jets and a team of world renowned designers today unveiled the preliminary designs for the new team training facility and corporate headquarters to be built in Florham Park, NJ.

The world renowned design team is led by architects David Childs (architect of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site) and Roger Duffy of Skidmore, Owings, Merrill (SOM) and Tom Krizmanic of STUDIOS Architecture. SOM is the lead architect with responsibility for the site plan layout and building architecture and STUDIOS is responsible for the interior design of the complex, including classrooms, weight rooms and training facilities.

Inspired by the history of the site, formerly part of the Twombly Estate, the new facility will embrace the original typology – a main building with surrounding practice fields and courtyards to create a classic site plan for a state-of-the-art practice facility.

The training facility and corporate headquarters will include a 120,000 square foot building which will house roughly 100 employees and all football and business operations, four outdoor football fields (3 natural grass and one artificial turf) and one artificial turf field in a structured field house.

On March 31, 2006, the New York Jets concluded a six month search during which time more than forty sites were considered as the Jets potential new home. The Jets have agreed to relocate their practice facility from Long Island to New Jersey as part of an historic agreement to build a new joint stadium with the Giants in the Meadowlands. As part of that agreement, the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority agreed to acquire a site for each team to build new training complexes in New Jersey.

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