The NFL announced Wednesday that the scouting combine will remain in Indianapolis through 2021 and that on-field drills will be held in afternoon and prime time starting next year.
After 2021, the league will hold an annual option to determine a host city for the event, which has been hosted by Indianapolis since 1987.
Colts owner Jim Irsay celebrated the news on Twitter.
The Combine in Indy will be extended to 2021, followed by a series of one-year options. Football ops people around the league are happy!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 22, 2019
Also regarding the Combine, numerous drills/testing will move to prime time.— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 22, 2019
There had been speculation that the NFL was seeking to move the combine from Indianapolis to other cities just as it has with the NFL draft.