For one weekend each year as winter transitions into spring, it’s possible to catch a rising football star at the NFL Scouting Combine. From Feb. 29 through March 3, 2024, Indianapolis becomes the epicenter of National Football League activity when more than 300 elite athletes get to show coaches and executives from all 32 professional teams what they’ve got ahead of the annual NFL Draft. Best of all, fans are welcome to watch the action from the sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium.

NFL Combine kids runningWith an excellent reputation for producing large-scale sports events, Indianapolis has hosted the NFL Combine since 1987. All told, the annual event brings more than 1,000 credentialed members of the media to the city in addition to Combine participants, team representatives and visitors, generating $9.1 million in economic impact.

NFL Combine Lucas Oil Stadium“From our world-class facilities to our hospitality partners and proximity to sports medicine and science facilities, Indianapolis has proven time and again that it is uniquely positioned and equipped to host an event the size and magnitude of the NFL Combine,” said Pete Ward, chief operating officer with the Indianapolis Colts. “We once again look forward to welcoming the football world to Indy and making this the best Combine ever.”

NFL Combine player

For participating football players, the rigorous multi-day schedule includes medical exams, workouts, interviews with prospective teams, and plenty of fan-engagement opportunities. After registering for a free NFL OnePass, visitors are welcome to attend open practice sessions and can explore the expansive Combine Experience on Lucas Oil Stadium’s South Lot where they can admire the Vince Lombardi Trophy, ogle Super Bowl Rings, collect autographs and shop for team merchandise in one location.

NFL Combine Super Bowl Rings

“We know cities across the U.S. consistently vie to host all of the NFL’s events,” said Leonard Hoops, president & CEO of Visit Indy. “We appreciate the NFL’s continued confidence and partnership with Indy, and we are looking forward to continued growth in our city.” 

NFL Combine Vince Lombardi Trophy

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