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June 01, 2016

NFL Exercises Opt-Out Clause for 2017 Pro Bowl

The $5-million fee HTA budgeted to host the 2017 Pro Bowl will be used to support sports competitions, preserve Hawaiian culture, and bolster tourism marketing.
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March 31, 2016

NFL, HTA Agree to Extend Pro Bowl Opt Out Clause to May 31

This two month extension allows discussions to continue while both parties consider all possible options for the 2017 Pro Bowl.
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March 09, 2012

Pro Bowl Generates $25.3M for Hawaii Economy

Hawaii Tourism Authority figures indicate that the NFL Pro Bowl held on January 29 generated $25.3 million statewide, and showed an increase in visitors to neighbor islands.
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January 31, 2011

NFC takeaways spark 55-41 win in Pro Bowl

The NFC routed the AFC 55-41 largely because of some sensational defensive plays resulting in seven turnovers, five of which were converted into touchdowns.
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January 27, 2011

Pro Bowl lacks buzz of past years

The NFL all-star game is set for a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday at Aloha Stadium and, quite frankly, the event is not creating much of a buzz among local fans.
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March 02, 2010

Pro Bowl to Return to Hawaii in 2011

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), announced the return of the Hawaii Pro Bowl.  The game is confirmed for January 30th at Aloha Stadium, the Sunday prior to the Super Bowl.  The Hawaii tourism authority will invest $4 million per game for 2011 and 2012.  In 2009 the event accounted for $28.6 million in visitor spending,... Read more »
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January 27, 2010

Aiona Proposes Creation of Hawaii Sports Commission

Lt. Governor James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. today unveiled legislation to establish a Hawaii Sports Commission.  Under his proposal, the 13-member commission would be given the full-time responsibility to attract, develop and promote sporting events throughout the state.  According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the Pro Bowl alone accounted for $28.6 million in visitor spending;... Read more »
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January 27, 2010

Lahainaluna wins another thriller

Lahainaluna needed overtime to beat Maui High.
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March 09, 2009

For MIL boys, an improvement

After several years of collectively struggling in the state prep basketball tournaments, MIL teams gave solid account of themselves and their league last week, compiling an overall record of 5-6. Leading the way was Molokai, which advanced to the semifinals before finishing fourth in Division-II following losses to Castle, 57-44, and Kohala, 70-55. Farmers’ center... Read more »
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March 03, 2009

The return of the Pro Bowl

Reports of the Pro Bowl’s permanent departure from Hawaii were premature. The Hawaii Tourism Authority – under pressure from fans and politicians – apparently will reconsider and approve an offer to host the game in 2011 and 2012. The proposed deal would bring back the game for those two years, although it would be played... Read more »
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February 05, 2009

Aloha time for Pro Bowl

It’s kind of sad really.  The Pro Bowl will be played for the 30th — and possibly last – time at Aloha Stadium on Sunday.  Yet, there is little buzz about what has long ranked the state’s biggest sporting event of the year. Forget all the marketing baloney about how 25,000 fans come from the... Read more »
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December 29, 2008

GOVERNOR RELEASES STATEMENT ON NFL PRO BOWL

Governor Linda Lingle said she is disappointed that the Pro Bowl will likely move from Hawaii in 2010.  The NFL decided to play the post-season all-star game in the same city as the Super Bowl, one week prior to that event, on a one-year test basis.  In a statement released today, the governor said the... Read more »
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