The NFL Scouting Combine has been held in Indianapolis since 1987, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is hoping to change that in light of the league’s new plans.
NFL teams were informed this week that the 2023 combine will be put up for bid, with the league interested in hearing offers from cities across the country interested in hosting its annual showcase of top NFL Draft prospects.
While the NFL has enjoyed using Indianapolis as its hosting site for the combine because Lucas Oil Stadium is walking distance from top hotels, restaurants and facilities, league officials are looking to expand. If that means breaking tradition to increase revenue and attention, the NFL believes that’s worth it.
According to Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News, Jones and the Cowboys plan to submit a bid to host the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine.
AT&T Stadium, one of the highest-ranked NFL stadiums, would serve as the primary site for a majority of the activities during the five-day event. But The Star in Frisco, the Cowboys’ 91-acre practice facility, may also serve as a site for various workouts and interviews.
The 2021 NFL Scouting Combine was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indianapolis will host next year’s combine, but it could be the city’s last year as the host for a while.