HONOLULU -- The Pro Bowl will be played before the Super Bowl when it returns to Honolulu next year.
The Hawaii Tourism Authority and the NFL announced Tuesday that the game will be played at Aloha Stadium on Jan. 30, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
The Pro Bowl had historically been played in Honolulu the week after the Super Bowl, but was changed when the all-star game moved to Miami this year. The NFL says playing the Pro Bowl before the big game generated more excitement and interest and was a good kick off to Super Bowl week.
Hawaii is paying $4 million per game to host the Pro Bowl in 2011 and '12.