The NFL scouting combine will remain in Indianapolis through at least 2024.
The NFL made the announcement on Tuesday during the spring league meetings in Atlanta.
Peter O’Reilly, the NFL executive vice president of club business and league events, said the decision was made after a “close review.”
Indianapolis has hosted the event since 1987, but there have been rumblings that the combine could move to other cities, similar to the NFL draft traveling from city to city.
“Indy is a city built to host major sporting events, and I’m proud the Combine will continue to stay in our city,” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said Tuesday in a news release.
Dallas and Los Angeles also reportedly made pitches to host the combine the next two years.
“We know many cities want to host the NFL Combine, and we’re incredibly appreciative the NFL continues to put its faith in Indy,” said Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy. “We are proud so many media, agents, scouts, coaches, and athletes organically called to keep the event here. And after more than three decades of hosting the Combine, our excitement has only grown when it comes to continuing our work with the NFL and the National Invitational Camp to make the event better every year for all those stakeholders as well as the growing number of fans who want to experience it in person.”