The complex, dubbed the Atlantic Health Jets Training Centerafter its naming rights were sold, is part of the Jets' and NewYork Giants' deal with the New Jersey Sports and ExpositionAuthority for a new stadium to house the two teams within theMeadowlandsSports Complex. The $1.3-billion venue replacing theexisting Giants Stadium will be co-owned by the two teams on landleased from the NJSEA, and is slated for completion in time for the2010 season.

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In that deal, the NJSEA, a state agency, agreed to build a newtraining complex for the Giants within the Meadowlands SportsComplex in East Rutherford. For the Jets, that deal called for thestate to find and buy an off-site training location, with the teamtaking ownership of the complex itself.

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"This facility is going to be the envy not only of every otherfootball team, but of every professional sports team," says JosephTrunfio, CEO of the Morristown-based Atlantic Health, in astatement. His company operates Morristown Memorial and Overlookhospitals, among other properties. The training complex covers 27acres within the 420-acre former Exxon-Mobil research campus here.The multi-building complex was closed and razed after the two oilgiants merged several years ago, and their respective engineeringgroups were consolidated in Fairfax, VA.

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The two-story geometric glass and metal facility, designed bySkidmore, Owings & Merrill, overlooks the practice fieldsincludes locker and weight rooms, classrooms and two cafeterias.Also part of its layout is a 161-seat auditorium, and the buildinghas a total of more than 100 flat-screen TVs.

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The complex is also an anchor of the largerredevelopment of the site being joint ventured by Gale RealEstate Services and Rockefeller Group Development Group. Thatproject that will include offices, a residential complex,age-restricted housing and a sports rehab center. Also part of theplan is a 250-room Marriott Hotel, slated to open in 2009.Long-term plans call for build-out by 2019.

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