Pro Bowl to be played again in Orlando in 2018

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2017

The Cincinnati Bengals figure to have several players in contention for a Pro Bowl berth in Orlando next year, including Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, A.J.

The NFL announced Wednesday that for the second consecutive year, the Pro Bowl will be held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Pro Bowl will be played at 3 p.m. January 28 in Orlando, a week before the Super Bowl.

The NFL has a two-year deal with an option for a third year to play the Pro Bowl in Orlando.

The league returned to its traditional AFC-NFC format after going "unconferenced" the last three years. "They don't have an NFL team and there are a lot of football fans there". In addition, ESPN Deportes will offer a Spanish production that will be streamed live on the ESPN app. The network previously televised the game 22 times (1975-87 and 1995-2003), while ESPN has carried the game 14 times.

Additional events during Pro Bowl Week are set to include the PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN, testing the athletic prowess of All-Stars from each conference in unique competitions, and the NFL PRO BOWL EXPERIENCE, a free football festival located at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

Everyone complains about the Pro Bowl being boring and meaningless, but it was actually kind of good this past season.

Each team will feature 44 players determined in a vote of coaches, players and fans.

Tickets for the Pro Bowl will go on sale to the public in the fall. Orlando is easier for most people to travel to, so it should have a better chance at consistently filling up its stadium for the Pro Bowl.

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