Report: NFL 'strongly considering' moving 2015 Pro Bowl, HTA says still in talks

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii Tourism Authority has released a statement regarding several published reports that the NFL may move the Pro Bowl out of Hawaii next year.

According to an report, "active and serious discussions have taken place" over moving the Pro Bowl to Arizona, the site of next year's Super Bowl.

The following is a statement from Mike McCartney, President and CEO of the Hawa'i Tourism Authority:

The HTA and the NFL continue to be in discussions regarding the future of the Pro Bowl for 2015 and beyond. The format of having the Pro Bowl rotate to different cities, including Hawai'i, has been an option in our discussions with the NFL.

We would like to see the Pro Bowl call Hawai'i home for the long-term and will continue to work with the NFL to maintain our more than 30-year relationship.

The Pro Bowl has been held at the Aloha Stadium for 34 of the past 35 seasons.  In 2009, the NFL moved the all-star game to Miami, where the Super Bowl was also played that year.

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