After speculation that the NFL would suspended it's annual All-Star game, the Pro Bowl, the league announced on Wednesday that the game will indeed be played in 2013.
The game will take place in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium, for the 33rd time, on Jan. 27, 2013 at 7 p.m. Eastern. NBC will have the broadcast of the game which takes place a week before Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 in New Orleans. The Super Bowl will be broadcast by CBS. The upcoming 2012 season will mark the fourth time that the Pro Bowl will be played in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said about the continuation of the game, "The players have made it clear through the NFL Players Association that they would like the opportunity to continue to play the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. We will support the players on this initiative to improve the Pro Bowl. We have had many discussions with the players in recent years about the Pro Bowl and they recognize that the quality of the game has not been up to NFL standards. We look forward to working with the players toward the goal of improving the competitiveness of this season's game."