HONOLULU (AP) -Hawaii tourism officials say they are in negotiations to extend the state's contract to host the Pro Bowl.
The state's five-year contract, which pays the NFL about $4 million a game, expires with the 2009 Pro Bowl.
Lloyd Unebasami, interim head of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, confirmed the negotiations but declined further comment Thursday.
There had been speculation the game could be moved to another host city. Under the current contract, the league could have moved the game in 2009, so long as it returned to Hawaii in 2010, but decided to stay in the islands.
The game has been sold out every year since it moved to the 50,000-seat Aloha Stadium in 1980.
The 2008 Pro Bowl generated about $28 million in visitor spending and $2.5 million in state taxes.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail   Jets Season Win Total Prediction Both sides can stop reaching for their holsters and start retreating from the saloon. After a months-long standoff, the Jets and...
Thumbnail Eagles 2016 Win Total Prediction After finishing 7-9 last season, will the new-look Philadelphia Eagles improve upon that record in 2016?
Thumbnail Redskins 2016 Win Total Pick   After being the surprise winner of the NFC East in 2015, can the Washington Redskins find a way to have another big season in...
Thumbnail Bills Season Win Total Prediction Rex Ryan blew into Orchard Park last January with his patented bravado dialed up to 11, but all the swagger in the world couldn’t mask another disappointing...
Thumbnail Chicago Bears Win Total Picks The Chicago Bears find themselves in a competitive NFC North Division. Can they navigate the waters in 2016 to have a winning...
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages

Advertisement