Since 1979, the NFL Pro Bowl has been held in Honolulu every year but two times -- in 2010 in Miami, Florida and this past season in Glendale, Arizona. According to Bloomberg, it's on the move again for this coming season.
Orlando is among four cities bidding to host the game, joining Honolulu, Houston and Sydney, Australia, according to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, who declined to comment on the Florida city being selected. ... In Orlando, the game will be played at the Citrus Bowl, which underwent a $200 million renovation two years ago. Greg Creese, a spokesman for Florida Citrus Sports, which promotes local tourism, declined to comment.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the story is the fact that Sydney, Australia was among the locations bidding for the rights to host the game. I don't recall ever hearing about Australia wanting to get in on the NFL action.
The NFL has not yet confirmed the news. This year's Super Bowl will be in Houston, a city that was also trying to bid for the Pro Bowl. Who on the Browns has the best chance of ending up in Orlando? Besides LT Joe Thomas, the favorites would have to be CB Joe Haden and TE Gary Barnidge.