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2011 Pro Bowl to be Played in Hawaii

Posted by Scott Kegley on March 2, 2010 – 1:56 PM

The 2011 Pro Bowl will be played a week before Super Bowl XLV and return to Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, the NFL announced today. The game will be televised live on Sunday, January 30 on FOX at 7 PM ET. FOX will televise Super Bowl XLV a week later on Sunday, February 6 from Cowboys Stadium in North Texas.

The decision to play the NFL’s All-Star Game the week before the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year follows a significant increase in viewership for the 2010 Pro Bowl, the first Pro Bowl to precede the Super Bowl.

The 2010 Pro Bowl on ESPN was watched by an average of 12.3 million viewers, the most for a Pro Bowl since 2000 (13.2 million viewers) and a 40 percent increase from the 2009 game (8.8 million viewers). The 12.3 million viewers also marked the largest viewership for an All-Star game in any sport on cable television. The game at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida also attracted the largest Pro Bowl attendance (70,697) in 50 years.

The Pro Bowl format was discussed last week with the NFL Players Association and a group of players during a meeting with the Competition Committee in Indianapolis.

“Playing the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl generated more excitement and interest in the event and also kicked off Super Bowl week in an innovative new way,” said Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s senior vice president of events. “We are pleased to return to the State of Hawaii, which has embraced the Pro Bowl for 30 years.”

The Pro Bowl’s return to Hawaii, where it had been held consecutively from 1980 to 2009, is part of a two-year agreement between the NFL and the state of Hawaii to play the 2011 and 2012 games there.


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5 Responses to “2011 Pro Bowl to be Played in Hawaii”

  1. By cody taylor on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    I think the pro bowl should be after the super bowl

  2. By DADDYRICH on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THE FESTIVITIES AND ATTENDANCE OF 2 MAJOR EVENTS IN THE SAME CITY, JUST 1 WEEK APART FROM EACH OTHER, WILL DRAW LARGER CROWDS. IF THATS NOT A 2-FOR-1, I DONT KNOW WHAT IS. THE FACT THAT THE SUPERBOWL WILL NEVER BE PLAYED IN HAWAII WILL ALWAYS LIMIT THE ATTENDANCE OF THE PRO BOWL, TO MAINLY THE LOCALS, UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE JUST HAPPENS TO BE ON VACATION THERE AT THE TIME.

  3. By The Rock on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    glad to see the game returning to Hawaii.. great place and great weather to play football.. now.. just play it after the superbowl……

  4. By Bruce on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    i think they should do away with the pro bowl all together because nobody watches it and even if they did, they’re not missing anything because the players only play at half they’re potential.

  5. By Ralph on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry to see that the 49ers are one of the sorry ass teams that are willing to sign anybody…they bproved it by signing the oregon rb that would rather punch out an opponent that play the game. I thought this organization had some class…but apparently not. This fan WILL NOT attend or watch another 49er game ever again.

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