Orlando to host 2nd consecutive Pro Bowl in 2018
Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports

The Pro Bowl may have found a permanent new home.

Pleased with the success of last year's festivities, the NFL announced Wednesday that its annual All-Star game will remain in Orlando, Fla. for a second consecutive season.

"The Pro Bowl is not only a time to watch NFL greats compete live, but it is also a unique opportunity to inspire youth and the next generation of stars," said Peter O'Reilly, NFL senior vice president of events.

"We received tremendous feedback from players, coaches, and fans about Orlando's first Pro Bowl, and we are excited to build upon that enthusiasm with a week-long festival that celebrates the entire football community."

With the decision to keep the game in Orlando comes league confirmation that the AFC-NFC format will also remain intact.

The major change to the Jan. 28 game seems to be a move aimed at bringing in a different audience, as the Pro Bowl's typical primetime slot on Sunday night is being passed up for a 3 p.m. ET kickoff.

Orlando to host 2nd consecutive Pro Bowl in 2018
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