It looks like the NFL Pro Bowl is headed back to Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recently approved the $1.7 million hosting fee required to hold the event in Las Vegas.
While $1.7 million is a lot of money, all indications are that it’s more than worth it.
According to the LVCVA, the 2022 Pro Bowl brought nearly 30,000 tourists to Las Vegas and generated around $54.7 million for the local economy.
2022 Pro Bowl
The 2022 Pro Bowl was a week-long event that included a game, as well as events such as skills challenges.
The game ended with a 41–35 win for the AFC team in Allegiant Stadium.
However, many people think the challenges were more fun than the actual game. The challenges included:
- Precision Passing (quarterbacks and one non-quarterback)
- Thread the Needle (quarterbacks and defensive backs)
- Best Catch (wide receivers)
- Fastest Man (wide receivers, running backs, and defensive backs)
- Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball (all)
2023 Pro Bowl
While the date for the 2023 version of the Pro Bowl isn’t set, February 5th seems most likely.
The bigger question is what exactly the Pro Bowl will look like. The NFL has been mulling over changes for a while now.
The game itself is played mostly at half speed with minimal contact. Frankly, it can be hard to watch at times.
I don’t know if the challenges are better, but at the very least, they are more competitive. Dodgeball, in particular, was fun to watch, and all the participants competed hard.
Some popular fan ideas include:
- A Madden tournament
- A flag football game
- Getting rid of the game altogether and just having the challenges
What changes would you like to see? Comment down below.