Gov. Scott welcomes Pro Bowl to Orlando

NFL to reportedly move Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - The NFL is reportedly moving its Pro Bowl game to Orlando.

Bloomberg reported on Thursday the NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando, adding that the City Beautiful was bidding against Honolulu, Houston and Sydney, Australia, to host the game. 

The NFL has not officially released the Pro Bowl location, but  Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted on Friday morning that he is looking forward to hosting the game in Orlando.

Bloomberg reports the game will be played at the revamped Citrus Bowl, which was renamed the Camping World Stadium last month.

The Pro Bowl has traditionally been played in Hawaii. However, in recent years, Miami and Houston have hosted the game.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs' office told News 6 Thursday evening that they had not received any confirmation on the announcement.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told News 6 last month that the Pro Bowl would bring thousands of people to the city and benefit the local economy.

The Camping World Stadium already hosts Orlando City Soccer Club, college bowl games and will host next year's Wrestlemania.

Check back for more on this developing story.

 

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