Super Bowl LIV between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers was held February 2, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Kansas City came out on top with the win by the score of 31-20 after San Francisco held a 10-point fourth quarter lead. Patrick Mahomes earned the MVP award in the Chiefs’ victory.
Now that the 2020 NFL season is in full swing, top contenders are looking forward to the possibility of taking part in Super Bowl LV early next year. Here’s what you need to know about Super Bowl LV start time, channel, and date. Plus much more.
What time is the Super Bowl?
- Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
- Time: The Super Bowl Start time is 6:30 PM EST
- Station: CBS
- Location: Tampa Bay, Florida (Raymond James Stadium)
- Announcers: Jim Nantz and Tony Romo
The 6:30 PM EST Super Bowl LV start time is somewhat misleading, as games usually start about 20 minutes after that. Typically, broadcasts switch off between the three main networks (CBS, NBC and Fox). Last season saw Fox air Super Bowl LIV with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman getting the call.
This season will see the duo of Nantz and the widely-respected Romo take part in the coverage on CBS after a year hiatus. The two called the New England Patriots’ win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII back in February of 2019. This represents the third time that Raymond James Stadium in Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl.
XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23 (2009)
XXXV: Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7 (2001)
Super Bowl history
This will be the 55th iteration of the modern Super Bowl. 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 terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 on 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
- LIV: Kansas City Chiefs 31, San Francisco 49ers 20
- LIII: New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3
- LII: Philadelphia Eagles 41, New England Patriots 33
- LI: New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28
- 50: Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10
Super Bowl records
Most Super Bowl appearances: New England Patriots (11)
Most Super Bowl wins: New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers (6)
Super Bowl losses: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots (5)
Will there be fans in attendance at the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl LIV between the Chiefs and 49ers took place during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. In fact, some state leaders in Florida believe that it played a role in the outbreak.
We’re months removed from the 2021 Super Bowl taking place in Tampa Bay. There’s no telling whether a COVID-19 vaccine will be available at that point. What we do know is that the NFL will pull out all of the stops to be able to host fans for the biggest sporting event in North America.
At the lowest possible level, ticket revenue for an individual Super Bowl comes in at $65 million. That’s dependent on demand and stadium capacity. With that comes, tens of millions in concessions revenue and hundreds of millions in local revenue. In short, the NFL and host city would be losing out on hundreds of millions if fans can’t attend the game.
Who performs at the Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Roc Nation, led by Jay-Z, will once again put on the Super Bowl Halftime Show this coming February. Last year saw Jennifer Lopez and Shakira perform in Miami. While it’s not yet known who will perform for Super Bowl LV, here’s a look at the past five performances at the Super Bowl.
LIV: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira
LIII: Maroon 5 and Travis Scott
LII: Justin Timberlake
LI: Lady Gaga
50: Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars
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 a 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, terrorist attacks also gave us goosebumps.