Want to go to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis next year? Well, you will have a little better chance of getting tickets now since the NFL is going to allow 6,000 tickets to fans for the event. Last year they experimented by allowing 1,500 tickets, the experiment must have went well because they increased that number by 400%.
Even many of the most extreme football fans aren't all that interested in the scouting combine but you can bet there are more than enough fans of the event out there to sell out these tickets fast. Honestly, it's a no brain decision to allow fans to attend the event though because more access equals more interest and more money to be made.
The NFL in general is working on finding more and more ways to get their fans involved in the behind the scenes access to the game. From the tv shows "Hard Knocks" on HBO and the Arizona Cardinals "All or Nothing" to testing out new locations for the NFL Draft, the National Football league is all about adding access to fans now a days.
It will be interesting to see how the scouts and NFL GM's in attendance will react to the added noise and distractions of having so many more fans around while they do key work evaluating talent.
The NFL is welcoming a much larger fan presence at next year's Combine | FOX Sports
What are the scouts going to do?
NFL expands fan access to Scouting Combine | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL grows and the NFL looks for ways to expand fan engagement, a new opportunity is coming in 2017.
NFL to expand fan access at combine, opens registration for free tickets
In an effort "to allow for fans to get closer to the game," the NFL will expand fan access at its scouting combine.
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