Report: NFL moving Pro Bowl to Orlando from Honolulu

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Report: NFL moving Pro Bowl to Orlando from Honolulu
Thursday May 19th, 2016

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The NFL will move the Pro Bowl from Orlando to Honolulu, Bloomberg reports.

Pro Football Talk reports the league office says no official decision has been made on the move.

The annual all-star game has taken place in Hawaii every year except for 2010 (Miami) and 2015 (Glendale, Ariz.) dating back to 1979. Orlando’s bid won over Honolulu, Houston (the host of the 2017 Super Bowl) and Sydney, Australia.

The game will take place at the Citrus Bowl, which recently received a massive renovation and is reportedly hoping to host NFL games going forward. The Pro Bowl’s contract with the Hawaii tourism authority expires at the end of May.

The Pro Bowl has suffered in recent years from a lack of attendance and star players opting out of the game.

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