The NFL scouting combine is set to remain in Indianapolis through 2024, the league announced Tuesday.
While there was a chance the combine would be moved following the 2022 offseason, the City of Indianapolis will play host to one of the biggest NFL events for at least the next two years.
"After close review by our internal team, the Fan Engagement and 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," said Peter O'Reilly, NFL executive vice president of club business and league events. "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."
While the NFL is most likely looking to capitalize on the potential money that could come from moving the combine, it's hard to find a better city to host the entire process.
"I think it's one, a recognition that Indianapolis really values the combine," Goodell said. "Also, that they've done a terrific job on it. I think people are comfortable with that opportunity, because we've done it for so long. And we're also really focused on how do we improve the medical evaluations of athletes is probably our primary focus right now and making sure that we do that is effectively possible for, obviously all the clubs, but probably more importantly the players themselves."
Colts owner Jim Irsay continues to be proud that the combine will remain in the Circle City for at least the next two years.
"Indy is a city built to host major sporting events, and I'm proud the Combine will continue to stay in our city."
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