POSTED: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 6:42pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 2:55pm
Game Returning to Hawaii
The NFL is going back to Honolulu.
HONOLULU (AP) - The Pro Bowl will be played before the Super
Bowl when it returns to Honolulu next year.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority and the NFL announced Tuesday that
the game will be played at Aloha Stadium on Jan. 30, the Sunday
before the Super Bowl.
The Pro Bowl had historically been played in Honolulu the week
after the Super Bowl, but was changed when the all-star game moved
to Miami this year. The NFL says playing the Pro Bowl before the
big game generated more excitement and interest and was a good kick
off to Super Bowl week.
Hawaii is paying $4 million per game to host the Pro Bowl in
2011 and '12.
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