MIAMI - The Pro Bowl will be played 1 week before the Super Bowl in 2010 and both games will be staged in Dolphin Stadium, a person directly involved in the decision told the

Associated Press

yesterday.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not announced the move.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said last month that having the game precede the Super Bowl would avoid a "somewhat anticlimactic" ending to the season. The Pro Bowl has been held in Honolulu since 1980, and it's probable it will return to Hawaii after 2010, although not on a permanent basis. *