when is the pro bowl in 2017

The 2017 Pro Bowl is the National Football League‘s all-star game for the 2016 season which will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on January 29, 2017. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN. After 3 years of a “drafted” format, the NFL announced that it would return to the “conferenced” format previously used for 42 years. The rosters were announced on December 20 on a Pro Bowl selection show on NFL Network. The coaches will be Jason Garrett for the NFC team and Andy Reid for the AFC team.

Background

Host selection process

At least five locations were in contention to host the 2017 Pro Bowl, with four submitting formal bids.[2]

On June 1, 2016, the NFL announced that it had awarded the next three Pro Bowl games to Orlando.[4][5]

Side events

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the 2017 Pro Bowl would be a “week-long celebration for football and our fans”; a number of family-oriented side events will be held at the Walt Disney World Resort and its ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, including practices, a 5K run, youth events, and player appearances.[4]

On December 12, 2016, the NFL announced that it would hold a series of skills competitions during Pro Bowl week at the Wide World of Sports Complex, known as the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown.[6]