After an average of 12.3 million people watched the 2010 Pro Bowl — the most for a Pro Bowl since 2000, and a 40-percent increase from 2009 — next year’s all-star game will follow it’s predecessor’s lead.
The 2011 Pro Bowl will again be held the week before the Super Bowl, but it will not be played at the site of Super Bowl XLV — Cowboys Stadium in North Texas. Instead, it will head back to Honolulu, Hawaii, where it had been played consecutively from 1980-2009.
The return to Honolulu is part of a two-year agreement between the NFL and the state of Hawaii to play the 2011 and 2012 games there.
Next year’s all-star game will be televised live on Sunday, January 30 at 5 p.m. MST.
-Gray Caldwell, DenverBroncos.com
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