NFL makes decision on location of Scouting Combine for next 2 years
The NFL on Tuesday decided to keep the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis for the next 2 years.
The league announced on Tuesday that the Combine will remain in Indianapolis for the 2023 and 2024 seasons. There was a bidding process to host the event for the first time and NFL executive vice president of club business and league events Peter O’Reilly said that it showed “Indianapolis remains the best city to host and grow” the Combine.
“After close review by our internal team, the Fan Engagement & Major Events Advisory Committee, and the National Invitational Camp staff, Indianapolis remains the best city to host and grow the NFL Combine in 2023 and 2024,” he said. “Indy’s vision brings together its long legacy of successfully hosting the Combine and executing the evaluation process, with an exciting focus on innovating and further growing the event from a fan and media perspective.”
The announcement put to rest growing rumors of the event moving from Indianapolis, which began hosting the combine in 1987 at what was then known as the Hoosier Dome before shifting to Lucas Oil Stadium in 2009.
“Indy is a city built to host major sporting events, and I’m proud the Combine will continue to stay in our city,” said Colts owner Jim Irsay upon Tuesday’s announcement.