NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Orlando in 2018
Following a successful first year in Orlando, the Pro Bowl will return to Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and simulcast on ABC, marking the first time it will air on both broadcast and cable networks. It will also be streamed live on the ESPN app, and audio coverage will be available on Westwood One, SiriusXM NFL Radio, and on the TuneIn app.
“Hosting Orlando’s inaugural NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium earlier this year was not only fun, but it was a resounding success for our Central Florida community,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We enthusiastically welcome our NFL partners back in 2018. Their confidence in our city’s ability to put on such a high-profile event underscores our reputation as one of the premier sports destinations in the U.S.”
The game will follow the traditional AFC vs. NFC format, which returned last season, and feature 88 players – 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC – who are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Both teams will be led by offensive and defensive NFL Legends who will serve as captains representing each conference.
“We are excited to bring Pro Bowl Week back to our community,” said Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan. “This year’s sold-out game was a landmark moment for Orlando and our reputation as a preferred destination for world-class sporting events. We became an NFL city for a week last season and look forward to making the 2018 Pro Bowl bigger and better.”
The NFL will once again host Pro Bowl Week festivities across Orlando culminating with the game on Sunday. Pro Bowl Week will celebrate all levels of football from youth to high school to the NFL’s best. Highlights of the week’s events include the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, NFL Pro Bowl Experience, USA Football National Conference and NFL FLAG Championships as well as the announcement of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.
“The TDT-funded improvements at Camping World Stadium have allowed us to compete for premier events like the 2018 Pro Bowl,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Not only are we looking forward to another great NFL football game – our second in a row – the Pro Bowl offers a full week of family and fan-friendly events and activities – a perfect match for our family-friendly tourism brand and a great fit for our local residents.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public in the fall. Florida Citrus Sports members and all previous Orlando Pro Bowl ticket buyers will receive priority access to purchase tickets. Beginning tomorrow, May 25, fans interested in purchasing tickets may register at ProBowl.com for presale opportunities. Season Ticket Members for all 32 NFL teams will automatically be included in the presale.