The NFL announced Friday it will hold the combine at Atlanta’s Turner Field, but it is not being held on Sunday.
The league also announced that the league’s draft will be held at the Georgia Dome on April 28 and 29, with a full slate of NFL draft prospects and players to be announced.
The Atlanta Falcons are one of the teams planning to hold the draft on Sunday at the stadium, but a decision on whether to host the event has not yet been made.
The NFL has not announced when or where it plans to hold its draft, or whether the league will be holding it at the Falcons’ Georgia Dome.
The Falcons have also yet to decide whether they will hold a mock draft or open practice.
The announcement by the NFL came a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about whether Atlanta could host the combine.
Goodell said that Atlanta’s location could be a factor in the league making a decision.
“We’re not going to announce it until we have a better idea about what the venue is going to be, so I’m not going into any further detail right now,” Goodell said on the conference call.
“We’ll make an announcement at the appropriate time.”
He said the NFL “would certainly love to have Atlanta as the host city.”
Atlanta hosted the NFL draft in the mid-2000s and hosted the Superdome in 2002.
Atlanta is about 100 miles from the Georgia coast, so it is possible the Superbowl could draw the same crowd as the Atlanta Falcons’ pro day.
The Falcons will host a pro day on Monday.
The NFL has yet to announce the location for their pro day, but sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the draft is set to be held in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.
The timing of the combine also comes a day before the NFL holds its annual All-Star Game, which is scheduled for Thursday.
Atlanta hosted a pro-am scrimmage in February, but that event was postponed after a man was shot at the event.