TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+
  • VIDEO | ORLANDO (FNN SPORTS) - NASCAR Rookie Darrell ” Bubba” Wallace Wins Race Against Orlando Media Members

FNN SPORTS | SPEEDWEEKS & DAYTONA 500

NFL Pro Bowl Experience and Team Training Begins, Fans Meet and Cheer Players

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex got a lot more packed Wednesday morning with the opening of NFL Pro Bowl Experience, the full fan fest offering games and fun activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The main attraction for the fans were on Fields 16 and 17, where the AFC and NFC teams conducted their first practice session for the week. Fans watched and cheered for their favorite players as they trained. Once training was complete, players signed autographs and took photos with fans and their children. The bleachers were awash with excited screams and hollers for superstars Von Miller (Denver Broncos), Richard Sherman (Seattle Seahawks), Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys), Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and many others.

Wednesday also marked the arrival of the USA Football Women’s World Competition, which brought 250 female football players from around the world to ESPN to begin practicing for their matches, which begin Friday. Additionally, the Special Olympics, in partnership with the NFL held a Special Olympics Flag Football friendly match at 2 p.m.

During that same hour, the NFC and AFC teams competed in the freshly renewed Skills Showdown event, which will air on ESPN 7 p.m. Thursday for the nation to watch.

 

NFL Pro Bowl Experience Activities:

  • Disney Food Trucks – Enjoy selections from Disney’s theme parks and best restaurants in a “taste of the town” tailgate.
  • EA SPORTS – Check out the EA SPORTS Madden NFL experience and get in the game with Madden NFL 17 and the free-to-play Madden NFL Mobile.
     
  • Family Tailgate Photo Opp Presented by Ford Trucks – Snap a photo with your friends in front of an NFL tailgate set up
  • Family Football Zone – An interactive area for kids and families to play together. Play catch in the field or take part in a range of football and tailgate-themed games.
  • Long Snap Accuracy Challenge Presented by Verizon Test your aim by long snapping footballs through a variety of obstacles.
  • NFL Pro Bowl Trophy – Take a photo with the official NFL Pro Bowl Trophy.
  • NFL Shop at Pro Bowl  Stop by for official NFL Pro Bowl merchandise and shop for your favorite NFL team gear at the NFL Shop trailer.
  • Panini – Panini America, the exclusive physical trading card partner of the NFL, will give fans the opportunity to interact with their Panini Gridiron digital trading card app and make their own digital trading card. Fans can win packs of Panini NFL trading cards and get the Panini NFL Sticker Album.
  • Run-A-Route  Test your wide receiver skills and run a see-and-react route to catch a pass down field.
  • Touchdown Celebration GIF Booth presented by Aquafina  Immortalize your best touchdown celebration as a free, digital GIF. 
  • Wilson –  Put yourself into the game with the Wilson X Connected Football, the world’s first smart football, get your very own Wx rating and find out how you stack up against your friends! 

The players were amped up for the occasion.Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers told Florida National News that being in this year’s Pro Bowl was “a dream come true.” “It’s always a huge honor,” said Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman of playing in the Pro Bowl. “It’s great to be able to play with the guys and meet the fans.”

 

Mellissa Thomas is Editor of Florida National News.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

POLITICS & POWER

LOCAL & STATE POLITICS

Vote Scheduled for Daycare Vehicle Child Safety Alarm Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) will present the Child Safety Alarm…

Gov. Scott to Travel to Puerto Rico February 5

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will travel to Puerto Rico on…

Attorney General Bondi Backs Andrew Fay For Florida Public Service Commission Seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement congratulating Special Counsel to the…

Gov. Scott Directs FDOT to Implement Evacuation and Fuel Capacity Improvements During Emergencies

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to implement…

SPORTS

BUSINESS

ENTERTAINMENT

LIFESTYLE

MORE LIFESTYLE

VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…

Winners Announced for the 2018 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $375,000 in matching grants…

GOLDEN TRAILER

ESSENCE MUSIC FEST

MISS AMERICA

ABFF FILM FESTIVAL

JAZZ IN THE GARDENS

DAYTONA 500

MISS UNIVERSE

WRITERS GUILD

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

TONY AWARDS