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For the first time, the NFL will bring free and interactive fan experiences to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The NFL Combine Experience will take place at the Indiana Convention Center March 2-5, 2017 and will bring fans up close to the action. Fans will have the chance to watch the bench press; watch press conferences and interviews with Combine prospects in the Media Center; and enjoy a free festival with interactive games, youth football clinics, autograph sessions with NFL Legends, virtual reality sessions, and more.
“We are excited to deliver to our fans new opportunities to be a part of the Scouting Combine, one of our most-anticipated annual events,” said NFL Senior Vice President of Events Peter O’Reilly. “With the new NFL Combine Experience, we have re-imagined the event to provide more access for our fans and to create unique ways for them to join the excitement as well as see the next generation of NFL players in Indianapolis.”
Fans may now register for the free NFL Combine Experience at NFL.com/CombineFMP. Tickets are required for entry and correspond to a particular day and time.
NFL Combine Experience hours:
A select group of fans will watch the 2017 NFL Combine live from inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 3-5). Fans may register via Fan Mobile Pass. Fans also are encouraged to check-in at events with Fan Mobile Pass for the chance to win autographed memorabilia, NFL game tickets and more.
Held in Indianapolis since 1987, the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine will take place from Feb. 28-March 6. The Combine will be televised by NFL Network and streamed on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile), the NFL app on XBOX, including interactive features from Microsoft, and through Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and various connected TV devices (NFL.com/watch), with participating television providers.
Audio programming will also be carried by SiriusXM NFL Radio and TuneIn app. For the full schedule and all the ways to watch the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, go to NFL.com/WatchCombine.
For the most up-to-date information, fans also can visit NFL.com/Combine and follow @NFL on Twitter. Fans are encouraged to share their experiences in Indianapolis using #NFLCombineExperience.