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NFL Q&A: Super Bowl LIX start time, channel, date, and how to watch

Super Bowl Start Time
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Super Bowl LIX will be played at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, home of the New Orleans Saints.

Believe it or not, it is the 11th time New Orleans has hosted a Super Bowl, but you can bet the Bayou will put on a show for the ages.

Let’s take a closer look at the finer details for Super Bowl LIX, including the Super Bowl start time, where to watch the epic showdown, and more information surrounding the next battle for the Lombardi Trophy.

What time is the Super Bowl?

Does the Super Bowl always start at 6:30 PM ET? Yes, pretty much. The Super Bowl starts at approximately 6:30 PM EST, but oftentimes kickoff is a few minutes later. FOX will be broadcasting the event on February 9, 2025.

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Super Bowl start time, TV info, location

  • Date: Sunday, February 9, 2025
  • Time: The Super Bowl start time is approximately 6:30 PM EST
  • Station: FOX
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana (Caesars Superdome)
  • Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), Tom Brady (analyst)
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The 6:30 PM EST Super Bowl start time is somewhat misleading, as games usually start about 20 minutes after that, thanks to various delays. Typically, broadcasts switch off between the three main networks (CBS, NBC, and Fox). Last season saw CBS air Super Bowl LVIII with Jim Nantz and Tony Romo getting the call.

Super Bowl LIX will feature the duo of Kevin Burkhardt and former NFL legend Tom Brady providing insightful knowledge of the game. It will be their first time working the Super Bowl together since it’s Brady’s first season as an announcer.

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How to watch the Super Bowl

There are several ways to watch the Super Bowl, and the most simple way is to tune in to Fox, who is broadcasting this year’s event. If you do not have access to FOX, you can always watch via their Fox Sports app or directly on the Fox Sports website, which will also provide access to the game.

Other streaming options include:

If you’d rather listen to the Super Bowl, NFL+, SiriusXM, and WestwoodOne will all provide access to the NFL’s Championship game.

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Super Bowl LIX odds, snapshot of top contenders

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Here’s a look at the latest Super Bowl lines, courtesy of DraftKings:

TeamSuper Bowl LIX odds
Kansas City Chiefs+550
San Francisco 49ers+600
Baltimore Ravens+900
Buffalo Bills+1200
Detroit Lions+1200
Cincinnati Bengals+1300
Houston Texans+1600
Philadelphia Eagles+1700
Dallas Cowboys+1700
Green Bay Packers+1900
New York Jets+2000
Miami Dolphins+2200
Atlanta Falcons+2200
Los Angeles Chargers+3000
Chicago Bears+3000
Los Angeles Rams+3500
Cleveland Browns+4000
Jacksonville Jaguars+4500
Pittsburgh Steelers+5000
Indianapolis Colts+6000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers+7500
Seattle Seahawks+7500
Minnesota Vikings+8000
New Orleans Saints+8000
Arizona Cardinals+10000
Washington Commanders+10000
New York Giants+10000
Las Vegas Raiders+10000
Denver Broncos+12000
New England Patriots+15000
Tennessee Titans+15000
Carolina Panthers+25000
Odds for Super Bowl 59

Super Bowl history

Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen's son Wyatt, wears his helmet after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

The 2025 event will be the 59th Super Bowl in NFL history. The first game took place back in January of 1967, with the Green Bay Packers taking out the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay ultimately won Super Bowl II, too, with a victory over the then-Oakland Raiders.

It was only back in 2002 that the Super Bowl moved to February. That was due to the attacks of Sept. 11 in the United States the previous fall. The NFL decided to keep the big game in February after it had been played the month prior throughout its history.

Here’s a look at the past five Super Bowls

Super Bowl records

  • Most Super Bowl appearances: New England Patriots (11)
  • Most Super Bowl wins: Tom Brady (7), New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
  • Super Bowl losses: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots (5)

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How many fans will be in attendance at the Super Bowl?

Located at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Super Bowl LIX will have the venue packed to the brim. The listed capacity for events such as a Super Bowl is 83,000 people. Since it is the biggest sporting event in the nation, expect Caesars Superdome to test that capacity limit to its full extent.

Who performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Roc Nation, led by Jay-Z, has been in charge of assembling the Super Bowl halftime show in recent years. Apple Music has now taken over as the new official partner. It’s a five-year contract worth roughly $250 million, but Roc Nation will still be involved in 2024 for Super Bowl LVIII.

The 2024 Super Bowl halftime performer is Usher. Reba McEntire sang the national anthem. Andra Day performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Post Malone joined the two in the Super Bowl LVIII pre-game show performances by singing “America the Beautiful.”

Here’s a look at some of the other most recent performers.

  • LVIII: Usher, Alicia Keys, HER
  • LVII: Rihanna
  • LVI: Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige
  • LV: The Weeknd
  • LIV: Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Emme Muniz
  • LIII: Maroon 5 and Travis Scott
  • LII: Justin Timberlake
  • LI: Lady Gaga
  • 50: Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars

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Super Bowl national anthems of the past

We have seen some absolutely tremendous renditions of the national anthem over the past half-century or so. Whitney Houston’s performance of the song ahead of Super Bowl XXV back in 1991 stands above the rest. It came at a time when the United States found itself at war for the first time since Vietnam decades earlier and captivated the nation.

Mariah Carey’s performance ahead of Super Bowl XXXVI between the then-St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots months after the September 11, 2001, attacks shook the world.

Super Bowl LV offered a fascinating mashup of genres from its dual performers who sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan teamed up with country music star Eric Church for a dynamic duet featuring some truly unique musical interplay. The arrangement itself, though, was a little too flashy, and unlike in the instances of the late, great Houston and Carey, the national anthem seems to be most effective oftentimes when it’s performed in a straightforward fashion, as opposed to being too ornamental in its execution.

Whichever teams and performers take to the field at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024, the venue itself should provide a beautiful backdrop for Super Bowl LVIII.

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