BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In addition to moving from Honolulu, Hawaii to Orlando, Florida, the NFL’s all-star game will feature an AFC vs. NFC matchup.
This is the first time since 2012 that the game is using their traditional format after a three-year experiment with the “unconferenced” series, which had past legends drafting from pools of Pro Bowl eligible players.
“We are excited to re-imagine the Pro Bowl experience for both fans and players and to celebrate the game of football at all levels,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Officials from the NFL, ESPN, Disney and Florida Citrus Sports were at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports to discuss changes coming to the 2017 Pro Bowl. The league’s tie-in with Disney and ESPN made Orlando an obvious choice for the switch despite interest from several other cities.
The team practices will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort along with youth football events and a new fan festival.