- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orange County and Citrus Bowl officials say they’re interested in hosting the NFL’s Pro Bowl as early as next year.

A bid to bring the NFL’s all-star game to Orlando has been placed, and the city is currently in competition to land the game for a three-year period beginning in 2017. The key now is money.

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said in a statement Tuesday that officials are refining the process for evaluating the use tourist development tax funds.

The NFL would only confirm that Orlando is in the mix. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email that multiple cities have expressed interest in hosting the Pro Bowl.

The game is traditionally held in Hawaii, but it’s been played in Miami and Arizona in recent years.

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