Brazil is a candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports.
Brazil hosted the 2014 FIFA World Cup and has several stadiums large enough to host the Pro Bowl. The country will also host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Marvez reports that the league is interested in playing the game in Brazil to expand its reach to South America and to give players the incentive of playing in a foreign country. It will be discussed during this week’s league meeting in Phoenix.
The 2015 Pro Bowl was played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., which hosted the Super Bowl the following week. Super Bowl 50 will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., but the 2016 Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii.
Marvez reports the league is looking at multiple locations to host the 2017 Pro Bowl outside of Super Bowl LI host NRG Stadium.
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