The Pro Bowl is a key part of the football games that take place across the United States over the holiday season, the all star game bringing together the top players from the rival American Football Conference and National Football Conference for a rare opportunity to pit their wits against each other.
The venue has moved around in
recent years but the most common home for the game is the Aloha
Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, providing a dramatic backdrop in a
location where good weather is almost certain even at this time of
These All Star games have been taking place since way back in 1938 in various guises and have always proved popular with the American public as a rare chance to see the AFC and NFC players on the same pitch, an excellent opportunity to settle all those arguments about which league actually has the best players. Even better is that the players are selected by being voted on by coaches, fellow players and fans, providing truly representative lineups for the game.
The Pro Bowl returns home to Hawaii in 2016.
Lineups to follow.
The previous Pro Bowl was actually boradcast live and free on their official website, following in the footsteps of a similalry successful strategy for the Super Bowl.
That doesn't seem to be the case this year heowever, with live TV coverage being provided by ESPN, who also have the live online streaming option of WatchESPN, although be aware you will need a subscription to access this:
In the UK, the Pro Bowl is being broadcast live and in HD by Sky Sports. You can watch this online, but you will need a subscription:
It's likely other international sources will pick up this broadcast too, so check back as we'll update any other links we find nearer the time of the game.
If you're in town for the Pro Bowl and looking for somewhere to stay to attend the Bowl then you can check out availability and make reservations for local hotels here.
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