Orlando hopes Pro Bowl puts city on sports map (Yahoo Sports)

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Orlando hopes Pro Bowl puts city on sports map (Yahoo Sports)

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, grounds crew work on the football field at the new Citrus Bowl stadium in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando this season, three people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The people spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because an announcement has not been made. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Could landing the NFL’s underperforming Pro Bowl also make Orlando a major player in the competition to attract the biggest sporting events? Mayor Buddy Dyer is sure of it. Nearly a decade after taxpayers in Orlando and Orange County approved a $1 billion bond measure to upgrade sports and entertainment venues, their commitment is bearing fruit.

Source: Yahoo NFL