NFL announces new home for Pro Bowl beginning 2021
Orlando’s four-year run of hosting the NFL Pro Bowl is officially coming to an end.
The NFL announced this week that Las Vegas will be the site of the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl. The yearly event will be held at Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The game will be held on January 31, 2021.
“We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to bring the excitement of Pro Bowl week to our Las Vegas fans and community for the first time,” said NFL EVP of club business and league events Peter O’Reilly, according to NFL.com.
“We thank the city of Orlando for its outstanding partnership in helping us to grow and evolve the Pro Bowl over the last four years. To our partners at Florida Citrus Sports, Camping World Stadium, ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Visit Orlando, we appreciate your tremendous efforts over the years and look forward to creating more memorable moments together in the future.”
The league moved the Pro Bowl to Orlando after playing nearly every game at Aloha Stadium in Hawai’i. That location was the site of all but one Pro Bowl game from 1979 through 2015, with University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona hosting the 2014 event.
Since the league switched back to an AFC-NFC format in 2016, the AFC has won all four games.