It is that time of the year again and the countdown is on for another Super Bowl game.
On Sunday, February 2, San Francisco 49ers will play Kansas City Chiefs in Miami Gardens. The result of the game is far from certain with odds separating the two teams’ chance of victory over the other by just a slight margin.
But no matter which one wears the crown at the end, a spectacular show and great fun are by all means guaranteed for the audience, both in and outside the Floridian city’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Here is a bit of history on America’s most famous sports event and everything else that you need to know about this year’s confrontation:
Each February since early 2000s, a single game between the top teams of two conferences — NFC and AFC — decides the National Football League champion.
Despite being on different dates, the tradition goes back another three decades as the first such game was played in 1967. Last year, therefore, marked the 53rd grand finale in NFL history. Of those 53 games, NFC has 27 wins over its archrival AFC’s 26.
This year, Super Bowl 54 (or “LIV” in Roman numerals) will conclude the league’s historic 100th season with the NFC champion 49ers facing AFC’s Chiefs.
How and Where to Watch the Duel
In recent past, over a whopping 100 million viewers took to their TVs to watch Super Bowl games. With an audience as large as that, they simply qualify as the most popular sports events in the U.S.
This year, the game between the 49ers and the Chiefs will be on FOX from 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Those who are subscribed to the network will also be able to live-stream the collision for free on FOX Sports App, as well as through its webpage.
In our beautiful D.C., brilliant sports bars will offer their guests a great night full of food and drinks to accompany their game fun. Our list of selections includes several spots from Adams Morgan and NoMa, as well as ones near The National Mall.
More enthusiastic viewers who would rather have an on location experience could purchase ticket packages for the game online. For that, however, they should spare at least $4,080!
Other Shows on Game Night
Organizers of this great event have also thought of keeping the audience entertained at all times, in the lead-up to the game and during the halftime.
Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl 54. Internationally renowned sound artist and performer Christine Sun Kim will accompany her in American Sign Language (ASL) for those with hearing impairments.
Gospel singer, record producer and radio host Yolanda Adams will also be front and center on the field by performing America The Beautiful.
Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, on the other hand, will headline the halftime show.