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NFL Combine in Indy gets ringing endorsement

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 18:45:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL Combine will wrap up in downtown Indianapolis Monday night, but not without a ringing endorsement for the city and for the event's future in it.

The event was another successful year for a nearly 30-year tradition in Indianapolis which packed hotels and restaurants to the tune of $8 million.

"Successful on the field and off the field, especially when you look at media banter and the marketing value of having more than 1,000 national media here talking about the X's and O's players and about the host city, so it's a win-win," said Visit Indy's Chris Gahl.

One of those people talking about Indianapolis was Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, who says Indy should keep the Combine past the current five-year deal.

"Advice to anyone in the NFL thinking of moving the Combine to Los Angeles or anywhere else just to change things up or pry an extra dollar out of someplace: Don't," King wrote.

King, who has 1.6 million followers on Twitter alone, wrote in his Monday Morning email about Indy's walkability and how much he enjoys the city.

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