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Organizers: NFL Combine staying in Indianapolis

Posted at 12:21 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 06:55:30-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis has hosted the NFL Scouting Combine for nearly 30 years, and it will continue to be in the Circle City, if organizers are to be believed.

Combine organizers were working to quiet reports Wednesday that the event might soon follow the new Los Angeles Rams to Southern California.

Visit Indy says the event brings about $8.2 million to the city of Indianapolis each year. And Combine organizers say they're on the tail-end of contract negotiations to keep the event in Indianapolis through 2020.

The contract could be finalized as soon as next week, they said.

"The event generates international media exposure in support of marketing Indy," said Visit Indy's Chris Gahl. "We are working on an agreement to keep them here well into the future."

Officials with NFL Scouting Inc. out of Indianapolis say one of the biggest components to the Combine is medical testing. They currently partner with IU Health, and say they have no intention of severing those ties anytime soon.

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