Mar 23, 2015 5:43 PM

NFL considers foreign sites for Pro Bowl

The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) The NFL is considering foreign sites for the Pro Bowl.

Next year's game will be played in Honolulu, the frequent site for the all-star matchup, and will be held Jan. 31, the Sunday before the Super Bowl. Beyond that, just about anywhere seems to be in play.

"The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played in Hawaii ... and we are very excited about that," NFL spokesman Michael Signora said Monday. "For 2017 and beyond, we are studying the future of the Pro Bowl.

"Brazil, an area with a growing number of NFL fans, as a possible host is one of the ideas that seems to hold a lot of appeal for additional analysis."

Brazilian interest in the sport has ramped up in recent years, particularly in television viewership.

The story was initially reported by Fox


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