The NFL Scouting Combine will continue to be in Indianapolis in 2023-2024, according to the league's announcement Tuesday at its spring meeting.
This was the first bid for the combine host, which the NFL used previously for the Super Bowl or the NFL draft. By April, proposals were due to NFL and Indianapolis was given the event for two more years.
“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,” Peter O'Reilly, the NFL's executive vice president of club business & league events, said in a statement.. “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 NFL did not reveal which other cities had submitted to host this combine.
Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Combine, said, “Indy was built to host major sports events. I'm proud that the Combine will remain in our city.”Statement.
The bid that Indianapolis won includes a new experience for fans outside Lucas Oil Stadium, and a legacy program focused on mental health led by Irsay's Kicking the Stigma program.
Since 1987, Indianapolis has been home to the scouting combined. The 2023 combine is scheduled to take place February 28-March 6, while 2024 will take place February 27-March 4.