ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The 2017 NFL Pro Bowl Week comes to Orlando this week, and the joint organizations involved (NFL, Florida Citrus Sports, Disney, ESPN) held their Fans First! Teammate Rally at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Monday night to excite and prepare the army of volunteers, or “teammates,” for the thousands of football fans that will descend on Central Florida for Pro Bowl Week. speakers included Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan, and NFL Director of Events Matt Shapiro. The rally introduced the volunteers to key members of each of the participating organizations and provided training on how to create the most engaging and enjoyable experience for Pro Bowl Week attendees.
“We’re expecting over sixty million in economic impact for the City of Orlando this week,” Mayor Dyer told the press Monday. “There are only a few thousand [NFL Pro Bowl] tickets left, and we’ll definitely sell out by Sunday.”
Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan was equally excited. “This is our opportunity to put on a great show, ]for the community to] buy the tickets, and come to the game,” he said, adding that the NFL has put in over $200 million in advertising revenue in Orlando for the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl. “We want the NFL to look back and say [of Orlando], ‘so promised, so done.’ ”
Mellissa Thomas is the Editor of Florida National News.