Indianapolis will retain the NFL combine for the next two years.
At owners’ meetings in Atlanta on Tuesday, the city that has hosted the winter event since 1987 for players entering the draft was granted hosting rights for 2023 and 2024. It was the first time the NFL has put the combine auction, with Dallas and Los Angeles also looking to host.
“Indy’s vision brings together its long heritage of successfully hosting the combine and executing the judging process, with an exciting focus on innovation and growing the event from a fan perspective. and media,” said Peter O’Reilly, executive vice president of the NFL club. business and league events.
“Indy is a city built to host major sporting events, and I’m proud that the combine will continue to stay in our city,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said.
Studies have shown that the 2022 combine generated an estimated economic impact of $9.6 million for the city.
Irsay and his family are planning a new legacy program focused on mental health and designed to benefit Indianapolis residents as well.
In 2023, the combine will take place from February 28 to March 6, and in 2024 the dates are from February 27 to March 4.
The league also announced four new international home marketing zones, with Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams adding New Zealand and the Philadelphia Eagles granting Australia, New Zealand and Ghana. , making it the first NFL franchise to enter a market in Africa. The Eagles and Rams can start activating in their newly awarded markets on June 1.
The expanded program, launched in January, now includes 19 teams granted access to 30 international zones in 10 countries. Each team has access to international territories for marketing, fan engagement and marketing as the NFL seeks to become more global.
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