Less than a year after Las Vegas hosted the NFL Draft, the league is returning to Sin City for the Pro Bowl at Allegiant Stadium.
The Pro Bowl moved to Las Vegas in 2021 after a four-year stint at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Last year was the first time the Raiders’ home field hosted the NFL’s best.
This year, the Pro Bowl is going to have a different look to it. Instead of an exhibition game, it’s going to be a seven-on-seven flag football showdown between the two conferences, with Eli Manning and Peyton Manning coaching the NFC and AFC, respectively.
Leading up to the flag football games will be a series of skills competitions between the two conferences, including a best catch competition and some good old fashioned dodgeball.
Where is the Pro Bowl this year?
The NFL moved the Pro Bowl to Las Vegas beginning in 2021, and it appears it’s going to stay in the desert for the immediate future.
Now called the NFL Pro Bowl Games, the exhibition was briefly in Orlando before being moved to Paradise. Next year, the Super Bowl will also be played in Las Vegas.
Why did the Pro Bowl leave Hawaii?
A myriad of factors led to the NFL moving from Hawaii to Orlando initially.
One of them was to leverage ESPN’s marketing might to merge the Pro Bowl and Disneyworld, offering players a vacation and enticing fans.
The move to Las Vegas was undoubtedly similarly motivated, as one of the United States’ eminent travel destinations.
Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium, the former home of the Pro Bowl, was had a moratorium placed on new events in 2020 after suffering issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, closing the door on a return — at least to that venue.
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As always, the range of prices for the Pro Bowl is vast. But there is affordable seating as well if you’re willing to concede the best views.