The NFL has announced that it’s bringing the 2020 Pro Bowl to Orlando. This will mark the fourth year in a row the game is played in Central Florida. Ahead of the big day, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will host activities as part of Pro Bowl Week leading up to gameday.
- The NFL has announced that the 2020 Pro Bowl, presented by Verizon, will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year on Sunday, January 26 at 3:00 pm ET.
- The 2020 Pro Bowl, will be televised on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.
- Additional distribution on digital and audio platforms will be announced at a later date.
- Fans in attendance can watch and cheer on the Pro Bowl players as they enter the stadium on the Pro Bowl Red Carpet, bringing them closer than ever to the NFL’s All-Stars.
- Family-priced sections, concession deals and “Kid Zone” activities will be available inside the stadium.
- Pro Bowl rally towels will also be distributed for fans to root for their favorite players. Additionally, fans will be able to enjoy a post-game fireworks show to cap off the celebration.
- On the televised broadcast, viewers will be treated to unique player access including mic-ed up players.
- Tickets for the 2020 Pro Bowl will go on sale later this year. Fans interested in purchasing tickets may register at http://www.nfl.com/2020probowl 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.
What they’re saying:
- Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events: “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. 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.”
- Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer: “Orlando has embraced hosting the Pro Bowl the last three years and we’re excited to welcome NFL fans from around the world, as well as the league’s best players, back to our city this January. We are grateful for our partnership with the NFL and believe that the league’s decision to again return a marquee event like the Pro Bowl to Camping World Stadium further strengthens Orlando’s status as one of the nation’s premier sports destinations.”
- Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings: “We are thrilled the Central Florida community continues to be the NFL’s number one pick for the Pro Bowl. Football is a family sport, and no area is as family-friendly as Orlando. We look forward to finalizing the plans for Pro Bowl 2020.”
- Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan: “Over the past three years, the Pro Bowl has been an exciting and impactful annual experience for Orlando residents and visitors alike. The Central Florida community has embraced this tremendous, family-friendly event from day one, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome the NFL and its players, coaches, families and fans back.”
- On Location Experiences – the Official Hospitality Partner of the NFL – will also be offering exclusive Pro Bowl ticket packages once again to fans in 2020.
- Packages can include:
- Pregame hospitality
- Roundtrip gameday transportation
- Hotel accommodations
- An opportunity to step onto the Camping World Stadium turf during pregame warmups.
- Various ticket packages will be available at www.nflonlocation.com/probowl prior to the public ticket on sale.
Pro Bowl Week:
- The NFL will provide fans of all ages with unique opportunities to be a part of festivities associated with Pro Bowl Week.
- The NFL will host events across the Orlando area, bringing new experiences and activities while commemorating all levels of football – from youth to the NFL’s best.
- Pro Bowl Week festivities in Orlando will include:
- NFL Flag Championships – which will culminate live on ESPN/ABC on Pro Bowl Sunday during pregame
- The announcement of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort will once again be football headquarters during the week leading up to the NFL’s All-Star game.
- The sports complex will be home to:
- NFL Pro Bowl Experience, providing fan access to AFC and NFC Team Practices.
- In addition, Pro Bowl Week will include the return of the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown testing the athletic prowess of All-Stars from each conference in unique competitions.
- The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown will be telecast on Thursday, January 23 in primetime on ESPN with re-airs on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC.
- Huddle for 100 is the NFL’s initiative to have 1 million people volunteer 100 minutes of their time – with an end goal of 100 million service minutes by Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020 to celebrate the League’s 100th season.
- In addition, players on the winning Pro Bowl team will be eligible to receive a grant provided by the NFL Foundation to support the high school or youth football programs of their choice.