2020 NFL Pro Bowl Date, Location and Time Set

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 7, 2019

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 27: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks from the NFC Team on a pass play while Defensive End Calais Campbell # 93 of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Defensive Tackle Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills from the AFC Team add pressure during the NFL Pro Bowl Game at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The AFC defeated the NFC 26 to 7. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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The National Football League announced Wednesday the 2020 Pro Bowl will take place Jan. 26 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It's the fourth straight year Orlando will host the NFL's version of an all-star game.

Peter O'Reilly, the NFL's executive vice president of club business and league events, said in a statement: "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. 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."

The AFC, led by MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, scored a convincing 26-7 victory over the NFC in last season's Pro Bowl to take a 24-22 lead in the all-time series.

Although the merits of the game have long been debated, mainly because the game's intensity is far less than that of even a preseason contest, it's unlikely to go away because the television ratings are strong.

The 2019 edition drew 8.23 million viewers between ABC, ESPN and Disney XD, per Sports Media Watch.

While the league has tried different formats over the years, including rosters fantasy-drafted by former players from 2014 through 2016, the AFC vs. NFC matchup feels the most organic. That format will remain in place for the 2020 game.

In addition, Orlando has seemingly found a niche as the Pro Bowl host after almost four decades where Honolulu was the game's near-exclusive home.

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