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NFL announces Pro Bowl will be held in Las Vegas next year

An aerial view shows construction continuing at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the new home of the Raiders, is set to host the Pro Bowl in 2021.
(Ethan Miller / Getty Images)

The Pro Bowl is headed to Las Vegas.

The NFL announced Tuesday that its 2021 all-star game will be played at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, Jan. 31 — one week before the Super Bowl in Tampa.

Plans include what the league calls a weeklong celebration of football, with NFL Flag Championship games and a Pro Bowl skills showdown in which players compete in a variety of events. There will be community and charity initiatives as well.

“We look forward to partnering with the Raiders and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to bring the excitement of Pro Bowl week to our Las Vegas fans and community for the first time,” said Peter O’Reilly, NFL executive vice president of club business and league events.

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During an ESPN special on Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he supports and encourages teams to sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The game was played in Orlando the past four years.

The league said all NFL activities during Pro Bowl week will adhere to the latest public safety guidelines set by medical and public health officials, as well as operate in compliance with all local and federal government regulations.

The game has gone back to the traditional AFC versus NFC format and will have 88 players voted in by fans, players and coaches.


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