Super Bowl LVII is just around the corner. It’s time to grab some popcorn, switch on your TV set, and cheer on fan favorites as they edge closer to the grand finale. We expect to see some incredible performances before kickoff and during halftime this year. If you haven’t kept tabs on the events of the 2023 Super Bowl, here are some crucial details you definitely don’t want to miss!
Super Bowl LVII venue and timings
Super Bowl LVII will be held on Sunday, February 12. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. (ET) at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It’s the third time this stadium will host a Super Bowl and the first since 2015. Interestingly, the event marks the first Super Bowl for which the league has not used a bidding process to host the game. The NFL now unilaterally picks a single hosting site for each game. Following this, the selected city submits a proposal to host the game, which is voted upon at the league meetings.
The teams competing at the Super Bowl will be determined after the AFC and NFC Championship games are played on Sunday, January 29. The Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Cincinnati Bengals to represent the AFC, and the San Francisco 49ers will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles to represent the NFC.
The NFL playoffs are down to just four teams, and experts have already predicted how the 2023 Super Bowl may go. The two teams fighting for the AFC title have faced each other in the past. The Cincinnati Bengals are up 3-0 against the Kansas City Chiefs over the last 12 months, including last year’s AFC title game and a 27-24 home win in Week 13. However, the Chiefs have an 8-1 home record this season.
Coming to the NFC Championship prediction, the Eagles outperformed in their game against the New York Giants in the Divisional Round with a 38-7 victory. We expect a similar performance when they go up against the San Francisco 49ers. But let’s not forget that the Niners have won 12 games in a row and stand an equally good chance of coming out on top. So, we’re just going to have to wait and see how these games play out on January 29.
No Super Bowl is complete without the National Anthem. Luke Bryan took the stage in 2017, and music artist Mickey Guyton sang the National Anthem in 2022. Another fan favorite is ready to perform the honor at the Super Bowl LVII: Chris Stapleton. Stapleton will be accompanied by Troy Kotsur, who won an Oscar for CODA. The actor will sign the song in American Sign Language (ASL).
We’re also going to see Babyface entertaining fans before the game begins with his version of America the Beautiful. Singing the song alongside the rapper will be deaf performer Colin Denny, a native of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Sheryl Lee Ralph, an Emmy-winning actress, was also announced as the performer for Lift Every Voice and Sing and will be accompanied by deaf artist Justina Miles.
Super Bowl fans were over the moon when the management announced that the halftime act would feature Rihanna. The star’s latest album, Anti, was released in 2016, following which she explored various fields in business, including fashion, beauty, and makeup. The artist performed a song called Lift Me Up, which plays over the end credits in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Justina Miles will take the stage again during halftime to perform the ASL rendition of Rihanna’s show.
Fans looking for tickets to the Super Bowl LVII can pick from a range of Ticket packages on the NFL official website. The Super Bowl ticket prices under the All Seats section start at $5,100 per person. It includes the official Super Bowl LVII ticket, exact seat locations, bucket list experiences, NFL Legend appearances, and the closest pregame parties. You can also pick tickets from the Champions Club section, where the price per person starts from $7,225. Club 57 seats, which include premium-level comfort and exclusive perks, begin at $10,200 per person.
Fans can also check out the Hotel packages available on the NFL’s website, which start from $10,420 per person. At this price, apart from the official ticket, you get all-inclusive pregame hospitality, roundtrip game day transportation, exclusive on-location house hospitality lounge, and other perks.
Besides Ticket and Hotel packages, you can sign up for premium experiences like the On The Fifty Elite and State Farm Stadium Suites for additional costs.
There are other options if you cannot catch the game in person. Those who want to watch the Super Bowl 2023 can tune in to FOX for live coverage. Viewers without access to the channel can watch the game on streaming platforms like fuboTV, Sling TV, and Hulu + Live TV.