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Minneapolis among candidates for a potential move of NFL Scouting Combine

Hundreds of NFL draft prospects and thousands of media members have descended on Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. It’s a yearly tradition and has become one of the premier events on the league schedule. Much like the draft in recent years, the NFL combine could be on the move — and its new home could be Minneapolis.

The NFL scouting combine got its start as the National Invitational Camp in 1982 in Tampa, Florida, before moving to New Orleans in 1984, Arizona in 1985 and back to New Orleans in 1986. Indianapolis became the home of the event in 1987, and it has stayed there ever since.

But now the NFL is exploring different locations for the event — and possibly changing the venue year to year, as the league has done with the draft in the past decade.

As reported by Paul Kuharsky, Minneapolis is one of four cities — along with Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix; and Las Vegas — that were invited by the league to send representatives to the combine to discuss the potential move.

The NFL has a deal with the city of Indianapolis to keep the combine there through 2025, so the earliest the event would be on the move is in 2026. More likely, however, is either 2027 or 2028 as logistics of the move are worked out.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire