NFL Combine goes prime-time


,HUNDREDS OF PLAYER SCOUTS AND COACHES ARE HERE IN DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS TONIGHT FOR THE NFL COMBINE AND CHANGES THE FORMAT THIS YEAR MEAN THAT A LOT MORE FANS ARE GONNA BE ABLE TO LOOK IN AND WATCH TAPE. CALABRO LOOKS AT JUST HOW IMPORTANT THIS NOW PRIMETIME EVENT IS TO THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS. HI EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO THE CONVENTION CENTER FOR THE THIRTY THIRD CONSECUTIVE INDIANAPOLIS HOSTING THE NFL COMBINE. IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DEAL OF FUN. CHRIS GALL FROM VISITING THE YOUTH RIGHT WITH US. HI, CHRIS. GOOD TO SEE YOU, DAVE. THANKS FOR COMING ON. THIS IS PRETTY EXCITING. SO SETTING UP FOR THE BENCH PRESS BEHIND IS THIS. HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS TO THE CITY? WELL, IT’S A MAJOR EVENT TO HAVE THIS SINCE 1987. WE KNOW ECONOMICALLY MORE THAN NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC BENEFIT FROM HOSTING THIS EVENT. FIFTEEN HUNDRED CREDENTIALED MEDIA TALKING ABOUT NOT ONLY THE X’S AND O’S ON THE FIELD BUT THE HOST CITY. SO INVALUABLE MEDIA EXPOSURE. YET IN ADDITION TO THAT YOU HAVE THE NFL BRASS HERE IN INDIANAPOLIS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. SO IF AND WHEN WE WANT TO HOST I DON’T KNOW THE DRAFT OR ANOTHER SUPER BOWL THEIR CONDITION TO COME TO INDIA AND HAVE A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. SO IT’S IT’S ONE OF THOSE EVENTS THAT WE VICIOUSLY HOLD ON TO AND COMPETE NATIONALLY TO KEEP OUR HANDS ON. ALL RIGHT. HEY, WHAT DO YOU SAY? LET’S GO ON A TOUR. LET’S GO. COME ON. OK. CHRIS, IF I’M A FAN, I WANT TO COME CHECK IT OUT. WHAT CAN WE SEE AND DO IF I’M A FAN FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW? WE’RE IN THE NFL COMBINE EXPERIENCES BEING SET UP. YOU’RE GOING TO SEE THE SUPER BOWL TROPHY. THE COLTS TOOK HOME COLTS PLAYERS WILL MAKE APPEARANCES ALL THE SUPER BOWL RINGS. YOU GET TO CHECK THEM OUT THROUGH THE YEARS AND THEN THE CENTERPIECE IS THESE COLLEGE ATHLETES INVITED HERE TO THE NFL SCOUTING COMBINE WILL ACTUALLY DO THE BENCH PRESS LIVE INSIDE THE CONVENTION CENTER. AND SO WHEREAS YEARS AGO YOU COULDN’T SEE ANY OF IT UNLESS YOU’RE WATCHING IT ON TV NOW FOR FREE. YOU CAN STEP INSIDE THIS FAN FRIENDLY EXPERIENCE AND SEE THE COMBINED BENCH PRESS HAPPENING HERE INSIDE THE CONVENTIONS. AND THERE’S A LIMITED WAY YOU CAN SEE PRACTICE TO WRITE FANS GO ONLINE. THEY MIGHT HAVE A SHOT AT SEEING THAT. ABSOLUTELY. INSIDE LUCAS OIL STADIUM JUST FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS UP TO 3000 PEOPLE FOR FREE AGAIN CAN SIGN UP ONLINE AND GO SEE THE ACTION INSIDE THE STADIUM. IN ADDITION TO THE CONVENTION CENTER BEST FOR US. SO 30 YEARS AGO YOU COULDN’T SEE ANY OF THIS. NOW THEY’RE OPENING UP AND IT’S REALLY FAN FRIENDLY AND WE’RE GOOD THROUGH 20, 25, 20, 22. WHAT’S THE DATE? WE HAVE THEM CONTRACTED HERE THROUGH 20, 21 AND THEN AFTER THAT THROUGH 20 25 WE’LL HAVE A SERIES OF SIT DOWN TO SAY HOW WE DO AND HOW DO WE KEEP GROWING THIS EVENT. SO REALLY THROUGH 20 25 WITH ANNUAL REVIEW SET AFTER 20 21. SO OTHER CITIES THEY’RE EYEING THIS EVENT. WE KNOW THEY’LL BE HERE. BUT WE’RE PLAYING TO WIN. INDIANAPOLIS KNOWS HOW TO HOST BIG CITIES. THANKS, CHRIS. THANKS, DAVE. WE’RE BENCH PRESS RIGHT NOW. YOU GUYS PUT YOUR MONEY ON ME TY AND STANLEY AND I’VE GOT THIS. I’M TAKING HIM ON THE BENCH PRESS. SEE YOU GUYS LATER. YEAH, I DON’T KNOW. ALL RIGHT. THEY’VE MOVED SOME OF THE EVENTS TONIGHT SO MORE

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