The NFL Players Association and NFL announced this morning that the 2013 Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii. For the 33rd year Aloha Stadium in Honolulu will host the Pro Bowl and continue this tropical tradition of America’s favorite sport.
Set for Sunday, January 27 the Pro Bowl will kick off celebrations leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, which will be held in New Orleans the following Sunday. NBC will host live television coverage of the event starting at 7:00 pm ET.
The Future of the Pro Bowl
There was some debate on whether there would even be a 2013 Pro Bowl. While pulling in excellent TV ratings, concerns about the deteriorating quality of play over the last few years gave the Pro Bowl a questionable future. This morning’s announcement came as a mix of relief and excitement for NFL fans across the country.
“The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson. This tropical NFL tradition is not only a favorite event for players, but also football fans everywhere. Especially
those in Hawaii.
The debate Pro Bowl’s future was overcome with a shared understanding by the NFL and the NFL Players Association on the necessity to improve the quality of the game. The goal for this year is to improve competitiveness to bring the level of play back up to NFL standards. Changes to player insurance, game rules, and bonus incentives are all being considered as ways to improve the 2013 Pro Bowl as a product. The efforts going into this year should make it the best Pro Bowl yet!
Pro Bowl & Aloha Stadium
Hosting the Pro Bowl is the biggest event for Aloha Stadium every year. During the rest of the year Aloha Stadium is home to concerts and the biggest flea market in the state
. From T-shirts to trinkets, the Aloha Stadium Flea Market is great destination for souvenirs and shopping
. You can find almost anything here for much less than anywhere else, and grab some local style lunch
Be sure to tune in for the excitement of the 2013 Pro Bowl to see your favorite players throwing shakas, touchdown passes, and saying “Aloooha!” to everyone back home.