Will the Superdome Host the Pro Bowl Before This Seasons Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl will be in New Orleans this season, but what about the Pro Bowl? According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, there’s a chance that the game, which many thought would be cancelled, could be played at the Superdome on January 27th.

The annual contest pitting stars from the NFC and AFC currently is slated to be played Sunday, Jan. 27 but the NFL has yet to set a venue for the game, which historically has been played in Hawaii.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed Monday the future of the Pro Bowl is on the owners’ agenda.

Aiello also said the league “does not have a venue for the game at this time. No decision has been made yet on whether to play the game this season. We have been discussing the future of the Pro Bowl with the union.”

But league sources have said if a game is played, then New Orleans is a leading candidate to host the event. The idea of New Orleans double hosting the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl began floating around following last season’s Super Bowl.

Superdome General Manager Alan Freeman said if the Pro Bowl is played in New Orleans, the stadium is available Jan. 27.

“The NFL asked us to hold the date (Jan. 27) some time ago, but we have not had any further discussions with them about whether or not the game will be played in NOLA, or if there is going to be a game at all,” Freeman said in an email.

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One Response to “Will the Superdome Host the Pro Bowl Before This Seasons Super Bowl?”

  1. rob z says:

    Hi, my suggestion to make the Pro Bowl entertaining to watch is to make it more like a video game. Paint circles on the field from which points, downs, or yards are added when completions are made. So if a throw is made from one of the circles maybe a down is added, or ten extra yards.. if the player is sacked or tackled, Downs, points, or yards are subtracted. Maybe there’s circles in the end zone that double points when completions are made within. Include different field goal zones where short kicks are worth only two points and longer ones four or five. I think you can certainly work from this model to showcase specific player skills and add excitement.

    Robert Zanetti