NFL Scouting Combine is back in Indianapolis, IN

This is the 36th straight year that the NFL Combine is being held in Indy and the first time that fans will be able to get up close and personal.

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Georgia running back Sony Michel runs the 40-yard dash during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Photo by Ben Liebenberg/AP

For the 36th year, the NFL Scouting Combine — where future pro football players participate in drills under the watchful eye of scouts — is back in Indianapolis.

For the first time, the NFL is allowing fans to sit in the lower section of Lucas Oil Stadium, within feet of the college football stars as they compete to make the NFL.

Fans will also have a chance to participate in drills at the brand-new Combine Experience in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium. The activities include a 40-yard dash, obstacle course, vertical jump, three-cone drill, and broad jump, along with other games and a bench press photo opportunity.

The event is free and will have exclusive opportunities like NFL player and legend autograph signings, seeing the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the full collection of Super Bowl rings, and prize giveaways.

The NFL Combine Experience will run Thursday, March 2 through Sunday, March 5.


  • Thursday, March 2: 1-7 p.m. (inside look into the stadium from 1-9 p.m.)
  • Friday, March 3: 1-7 p.m. (inside look into the stadium from 1-8:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, March 4: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (inside look into the stadium from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Sunday, March 5: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (inside look into the stadium from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

Although the event is free to attend, visitors must register for NFL OnePass online or by downloading the NFL’s One Pass app.

Speaking of the NFL Combine, the City of Indianapolis is already fighting to keep the event in the Circle City after 2024. According to Visit Indy, the combine brings in $9.6 million to the local economy each year.

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