UNIVERSITY Of PHOENIX STADIUM - Host Site of 2015 PRO BOWL & SUPER BOWL XLIX
The South American country of BRAZIL is now a viable candidate to host the 2017 NFL PRO BOWL!!!
The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the 2015 NFL OWNERS MEETING being held from Monday through Wednesday in PHOENIX, AZ.
There are several reasons Brazil is under consideration as the first non-U.S. site for the Pro Bowl.
Brazil hosted the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP and has several stadiums that are large enough to accommodate the expected crowd for the Pro Bowl.
FOX SPORTS reports the NFL has drawn growing interest in that South American country from a television viewership and participation standpoint, which appeals to a league looking to expand its international interests.
The NFL also believes Brazil could hold allure to participating players as an exotic locale and unique experience.
The 2016 Pro Bowl will return to HAWAII after being played earlier this year in GLENDALE, AZ, the site for SUPER BOWL XLIX. The NFL is exploring multiple cities for the 2017 Pro Bowl.
The 2017 SUPER BOWL will be played in HOUSTON, TX.
Once the highest-rated all-star game held by the four major U.S. sports leagues, the Pro Bowl has seen its viewership decline for four consecutive years.
The 5.6 rating for the 2015 Pro Bowl was the lowest for the contest since 2007, but the 8.77 million viewership on ESPN still led all cable television programs for that particular week.