With the NFL returning to Indianapolis for the 2023 Scouting Combine, Indy and the league has worked to improve the fan experience at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The 2023 Scouting Combine is back in Indianapolis for the next week. From Tuesday, February 28, to Monday, March 6, the Indianapolis Colts and the rest of the NFL will be getting a closer look at draft prospects. From on-field drills to private meetings, this week will be all about teams and prospects getting to learn more about each other. However, fans will also be able to experience the NFL Combine.
Can fans attend the NFL Combine?
Just like in recent years, fans will be able to attend the scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s free to attend, but fans must register on the NFL’s website. The days that are open for fans are Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day is the on-field portion for a specific group of positions.
2023 Combine Schedule
1. Thursday, March 2
Defensive linemen and Linebackers
2. Friday, March 3
3. Saturday, March 4
Quarterbacks, Receivers, and Tight ends
4. Sunday, March 5
Running backs and offensive linemen
On Thursday and Friday, drills start at 2:00 pm ET. On Saturday and Sunday, the drills begin at 12:00 pm ET. However, doors open an hour before drills start. So on Thursday and Friday, doors will open at 1:00 pm ET and on Saturday and Sunday, the doors will open at 11:00 am ET.
Saturday will be the big day for Colts fans as that’s the day that quarterbacks take the field to throw. With Indianapolis likely selecting a quarterback at the top of the draft, fans could be getting an early look at their next QB. However, not all of the top quarterbacks will be participating in the on-field action. Regardless, there will be more for fans to do at the combine than just watch.
Fan activities at the 2023 NFL Combine
In addition to watching the prospects perform, fans will also be able to take part in several activities. The league will have several exhibits set up, including stations where fans can take pictures with league trophies and Super Bowl rings. There will also be an opportunity for fans to showcase their athleticism by doing the same drills that the prospects will be doing.
A full list of all of the activities, the schedule, and the registration info is all available on the NFL’s official website.