NEW YORK – The NFL has canceled the Pro Bowl scheduled for January in Las Vegas.
During a virtual meeting with the owners on Wednesday, the league decided to cancel this all-star game and hopes to replace the event with a variety of virtual activities. The NFL needs flexibility in the schedule during January, in case it needs to reschedule games for the season to that month due to the pandemic.
“The league will work closely with the Players Association and other partners to create a variety of engaging activities that will replace the Pro Bowl this season,” the NFL said in a statement.
The Pro Bowl, scheduled for January 31, a week before the Super Bowl, has become unattractive in recent years. Many of the chosen players decide not to participate and naturally neither do the players who will play the Super Bowl.
If the Pro Bowl takes place in 2022, all 32 owners voted to return the game to the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Still, a vote will be held for Pro Bowl teams with fans, beginning November 17. Players, coaches and fans can choose.