Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, announced last week that the NFL will return to the Hawaiian Islands in 2013 for the Pro Bowl.
The Hawai'i Tourism Authority has maintained ongoing discussions with the NFL leading up to the announcement.
"The Pro Bowl in Hawai'i is more than just a game--the NFL has helped to provide for our community through youth education programs, charitable contributions, community events and so much more," McCartney said. "In addition to the worldwide media exposure for our Hawaiian Islands and the significant revenue and tax dollars generated by visitors who travel here specifically to attend the Pro Bowl, the game provides local businesses with an increase in activity and residents the opportunity to engage with players and experience a live professional football game."
McCartney added, "Hawai'i looks forward to building upon our longstanding relationship with the NFL Pro Bowl well into the future. We will work closely with them to create a quality game and incomparable Pro Bowl experience here in our Hawaiian Islands."