By Marc Weinreich
April 09, 2014

Approximately 11.4 million people watched this past Pro Bowl, making it the most watched all-star game in all of sports for the fourth consecutive year. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Approximately 11.4 million people watched the last Pro Bowl in 2014. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After rumors of the NFL considering a move of its annual Pro Bowl out of Hawaii, the league announced on Wednesday that it will go forward with the idea and relocate the event to Arizona for 2015.

Marc Sessler of reported on Wednesday that the move to University of Phoenix Stadium will be for 2015 and then the event will shift back to Aloha Stadium in Hawaii for 2016. The Pro Bowl will be held Jan. 25, 2015, a week before the state hosts Super Bowl XLIX at the same Glendale venue. It will mark the third time both events have been hosted in the same city; the Los Angeles Coliseum hosted the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl in 1967, and South Florida was the site of both events in 2010. 

According to the report, the NFL has an agreement with the state of Hawaii to continue hosting Pro Bowls there beyond 2016, but the details of the agreement have not been finalized.

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