The NFL announced today that the Pro Bowl will return to Orlando for the fourth consecutive year.
The NFL is returning to Orlando for the 2020 #ProBowl presented by @Verizon!— NFL (@NFL) August 7, 2019
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The NFC and AFC will do battle on January 26, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST at Camping World Stadium.
”We’re thrilled to return to Orlando for the fourth year in a row and bring the Pro Bowl experience to the city of Orlando, our fans, players and partners,” Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events said in a statement. “We’re happy to provide not only a week-long celebration of football, but also to extend the celebration of the NFL’s 100th season throughout this year’s Pro Bowl.”
The AFC has dominated the all-star exhibition game since it’s been played in Orlando, winning the past three. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and center Alex Mack were selected to the Pro Bowl in 2018, although Julio didn’t attend. Tight end Austin Hooper and tackle Jake Matthews were later selected as Pro Bowl alternates. Austin Hooper made the most noise in the game, as he scored the only touchdown for the NFC, a 20-yard reception from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
Living nearby, I’ve been to each of the three Pro Bowls in Orlando, and as silly as the game is, it’s a fun time. Although Hawaii is definitely more appealing, the players seem to enjoy the family time at the nearby theme parks and the favorable weather in Central Florida. Hopefully the Falcons are busy preparing for a more meaningful game that week, though.
Tickets for the 2020 Pro Bowl will go on sale later this year. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may register by clicking here for presale opportunities. Season ticket holders for all 32 teams will automatically be included in the presale, and all previous Orlando Pro Bowl ticket buyers will receive priority access to purchase tickets.
Give me your way-too-early predictions on which Falcons will make the 2020 Pro Bowl in the comments below!