Orlando and Walt Disney World will play host to the NFL’s Pro Bowl in 2020. This will mark the fourth consecutive year that Orlando’s Camping World Stadium has held the big NFL all-star game with supporting activities at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The date of the big game is set for Sunday January 26 at 3pm with fan activities leading up the week before.
“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,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events. “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.”
ESPN WWOS complex will be home to the NFL Pro Bowl Experience, which is a free football festival, and fans will also have 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, and the popular NFL Flag Championships.
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. The NFL Flag Championships will also air on ESPN/ABC.
“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,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “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.”
“We are thrilled the Central Florida community continues to be the NFL’s number one pick for the Pro Bowl,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. “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.”
The 2020 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will follow the traditional AFC versus NFC format and feature 88 of the best NFL players – 44 from each conference – as determined by a consensus of votes by fans, players, and coaches. Both teams will be led by offensive and defensive NFL Legends who will serve as captains representing each conference.