Preceding the Super Bowl for the first time, the Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 and be televised live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET from Dolphin Stadium, also the site of Super Bowl XLIV a week later on Sunday, Feb. 7. The 2010 Pro Bowl marks the first time the event has been on the mainland in 30 years and the first time in South Florida in 35 years.
2010 Pro Bowl Events:
Fan Plaza, a new fan-focused area adjacent to Dolphin Stadium, will be open from Pro Bowl Sunday through Super Bowl XLIV. On Pro Bowl Sunday, Fan Plaza will be free to the public and open to ticket holders and non-ticket holders. Additional operating hours for the week between the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIV will be announced later.
For the first time, the NFL will host the NFL FLAG National Championship games at Fan Plaza prior to the Pro Bowl. There also will be youth football clinics and other activities at the Plaza throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIV. More than 130,000 girls and boys, ages 5 – 17, will play NFL FLAG this year and 24 teams will compete in the National Tournament of Champions that will be played in the South Florida region.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Fan Plaza will be open only to Super Bowl ticket holders.
Pro Bowl Week
The Saturday Pro Bowl practice on Jan. 30 will be open to the public. The open practice is a great opportunity for fans to see NFL all stars in action as they run through their final practice before the Pro Bowl.
The 86 Pro Bowl players also will make appearances in the community throughout the week including the 2010 Pro Bowl Day of Service on Thursday, Jan. 28. The Day of Service will feature all the Pro Bowl players along with their families and local youth participating in multiple volunteer projects focused on youth health and fitness throughout South Florida.