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Pro Bowl to return to AFC vs NFC in Orlando game

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The NFL has officially announced the movement of the Pro Bowl from Hawaii to Orlando for 2017 and will return the game to the previously used AFC versus NFC format.

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The NFL has officially announced that the 2017 Pro Bowl will be held in Orlando at Camping World Stadium (formerly Orlando Citrus Bowl). The move from Honolulu to Orlando for the game marks the third time in the last 40 years the all-star event was not held in Aloha Stadium. Miami and Phoenix have also hosted the event.

The game will be held January 29, 2017 at 8pm ET. It will be televised on ESPN.

The build up to the game will feature practices open to the public and other festivities at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

After three seasons of conducting an "unconferenced" Pro Bowl, where any player could be selected, regardless of play in the AFC or NFC, the league will return to the AFC versus NFC format for the 2017 game. Each conference will have 44 players selected for the game, with a combine vote from the fans, players, and coaches determining who makes the game.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, first priority access to Pro Bowl game tickets will go to Season Ticket Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the other 29 NFL clubs and Florida Citrus Sports.

Remaining inventory of Pro Bowl game tickets will be available for purchase by the public in November. Fans may register on for exclusive presale opportunities and additional information on Pro Bowl Week fan events in Orlando.