According to reports, the NFL could be relocating their annual Pro Bowl from Honolulu, Hawaii to Orlando, Florida. If the move is made, the game would likely be held in the newly renovated Citrus Bowl.
With the exception of 2010 and 2015, the Pro Bowl has been played in Honolulu since 1979. The game has lost its touch over the past couple years being viewed as more of a popularity contest than anything else. Some players back out of playing in the Pro Bowl completely and the lack of star power in the game hurts as well for the league.
The game used to consist of the AFC vs. NFC, but that version was scrapped in 2013 when the league decided to go a different route and went to a fantasy draft type of format with two NFL legends acting as the ‘team captains’ for either side.
The relocation has not yet been made official by the league, but Orlando, Honolulu, Houston and Sydney were bidding to host the annual event.
The move to Orlando come as early as next year being that the NFL’s contract with Hawaii’s tourism authority officially expires in 11 days.
What do you think, Nation, is the location change of the Pro Bowl going to make a difference in the amount of attention it receives?