ORLANDO WILL HOST ITS 3RD CONSECUTIVE NFL PRO BOWL IN JANUARY
In 2017, Orlando was chosen as the new home to the annual NFL Pro Bowl held each January. Bidding together with Honolulu, Houston and Sydney Australia, the city of Orlando officially won the chance to be the site for this NFL all-star game. The newly revamped Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl, became the venue for this key sporting event.
A new tradition began for the National Football League’s annual exhibition of all-stars. Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium had held the honor of Pro Bowl’s host all years since 1979, with the exception of once in Miami and once in Arizona. Mayor Buddy Dyer shared this… “Orlando has become the leading destination for major sports events in the United States… and now, Orlando is home to the NFL Pro Bowl. With Orlando’s hospitality, NFL fans and players are sure to have an unforgettable experience.”
The Pro Bowl, held the weekend before the Super Bowl, had experienced declining interest in recent years. Yet this new venue choice here in Orlando has turned that trend around. The NFL Commissioner shared this… “We are excited to reimagine the Pro Bowl experience for both fans and players and to celebrate the game of football at all levels. Collaborating with Disney and ESPN brings us closer to the best in youth and family focused entertainment. We look forward to working with the city of Orlando… to create a week long celebration for football and our fans.” Watch for this year’s NFL Pro Bowl sponsored by Verizon to be held on January 27, 2019 here in Orlando.