Campuses on alert for Bills, Jets camps

The Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots conduct training camp at their own facilities. They won't have to worry about changing locales if the lockout lasts into June or July.

But the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets might need to scramble. They hold their training camps on upstate campuses that don't have much wiggle room and could be confined to their headquarters as well.

Bills chief executive officer Russ Brandon previously said the lockout must come to an end by late June for them to still be able to stage training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester.

Newark Star Ledger reporter Jenny Vrentas wrote officials at SUNY Cortland are moving forward as planned but there isn't flexibility to improvise because their priority is to students arriving for fall classes.

"We're moving ahead, assuming the Jets will be coming, but also knowing everything is up in the air, knowing they may not be coming," SUNY Cortland public relations director Fred Pierce said.

The Jets' facility in Florham Park, N.J., was built with the intention of being the training camp site. It can accommodate fans.

The Bills could stage public workouts in Ralph Wilson Stadium, but they wouldn't be able to welcome fans to their outdoor field without making renovations to the area. The field normally is surrounded on three sides by a tall, covered fence, and the boundaries within the fence aren't large enough to place bleachers safely.