NFL Combine to Stay in Indianapolis Through 2021

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NFL Combine to Stay in Indianapolis Through 2021

Indy has hosted the event every year since 1987.

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Scouting Combine will stay in Indianapolis through 2021, according to Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts.

"The Combine in Indy will be extended through 2021, followed by a series of one-year options," Irsay said in a tweet on Wednesday afternoon. "Football ops people around the league are happy!" 

In a separate tweet, Irsay said the numerous drills and testing of the NFL Combine also will move to prime time.

Indianapolis has hosted the event every year since 1987.

The announcement came shortly after the league said the NFL Draft will be in Cleveland in 2021, a yet-to-be-named location in 2022 and Kansas City in 2023. 

Irsay said back in April, when Nashville hosted this year's NFL Draft, he hoped Indianapolis would go after the draft, but lamented the city did not have enough hotels to host it. A pitch to the NFL for them to bring the draft to Indianapolis would have to come from city government leaders and the Indiana Sports Corp., not the Colts.

(WISH-TV contributed to this story.)

(Photo by: Lance King/Getty)

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