The NFL Pro Bowl is the All-Star game of the NFL, with the best players at every position getting voted into the game. It is played annually in Hawaii, and has undergone a few big changes in recent years. Instead of being played after the Super Bowl as it always has been, the game is now played on the weekend between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl. The format of the teams was also changed before the 2014 game, and now the teams are selected by draft instead of grouped together by conference. In 2014, Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will be picking from the pool of players sent to the Pro Bowl.
The Pro Bowl had been held at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii every season since 1980 (except for one) before moving to it's new stadium in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. The game has many differences to a real NFL game, mainly to make sure players aren’t injured in the exhibition. There is no motion from the offense, intentional grounding is legal, there are no challenges and there are no blitzes allowed. The defensive restrictions also call for a 4-3 to always be used, and the scores are usually quite high, as you see in other league’s all-star games. Merlin Olsen and Bruce Matthews hold the record for Pro Bowl selections, with 14 each. Peyton Manning leads among QBs, with 13. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for NFL Pro Bowl tickets.
2016 NFL Pro Bowl Preview
Check back for a preview of the 2015 Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona. In the 2014 Pro Bowl, the NFC beat the AFC 62-35 in a game that was dominated by the NFC from the very beginning. A.J. Green was the only consistent performer for the AFC, ranking up 119 yards and 3 TDs. For the NFC, Russell Wilson threw 3 TDs on only 10 attempts, and five different receivers caught a touchdown. Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five passes for 122 yards and a TD to lead the NFC. This is the last conference vs. conference edition of the Pro Bowl.
NFL Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium Address: 1 W Cardinals Dr, Glendale, Arizona, 85305
The Pro Bowl is played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The Pro Bowl is a week-long NFL vacation/event and is truly fun for the whole family. From the Celebrity Flag game to the numerous competitions that take place in the days leading up to the Pro Bowl, there is nothing in the NFL quite like the Pro Bowl. The University of Phoenix Stadium will be hosting the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2015 making it much more feasible to get to the NFL Event than in recent years.
NFL Pro Bowl Event Guide
What is the best place to park at the University of Phoenix Stadium?
Since the stadium is not in the middle of the city, there is lots of parking all around and you should look into buying a parking pass before you go to expedite the process.
When should I buy tickets for the Pro Bowl?
Always buy as early as possible, especially when you know what area you want to sit in. The Pro Bowl is a very popular event to attend, and the tickets go fast when they are available. Don’t wait!
Does my child need a ticket to enter University of Phoenix Stadium?
Children two years of age or less do not need a ticket, but you will need to obtain a “lap pass” prior to entry. You can get these from stadium staff at gates. Limit of one lap pass per adult game ticket.