It’s almost time for one of the biggest American traditions: Super Bowl LVII! The Super Bowl, of course, is so much more than a mere sporting event. It’s a massive cultural touchstone that hundreds of millions of Americans participate in – even if they don’t like football. If you’re reading this article, you are probably getting ready to make plans on your own, and if you are going to a massive party or just want to chill at home, you will still need to know where to watch the Super Bowl.
That being said, when it comes to the Super Bowl, you have plenty of options about how to watch. Thanks to the advent of a slew of technological advances, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the big game. Here’s an overview of how you can watch Super Bowl LVII.
When Is Super Bowl LVII, and Where Is It Happening?
Super Bowl LVII is between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. For the Eagles, it’s their first return to the Super Bowl since 2018, when they defeated Tom Brady’s New England Patriots. They arrive in the Super Bowl after crushing the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. For the Chiefs, it’s their 3rd Super Bowl in four years, and they’re back in the big game after a thrilling overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Continuing the schedule alternation that began last year, the Super Bowl will be on the second Sunday in February. That means the game will take place on Sunday, February 12, with kick-off slated to begin at 6:30 pm ET.
The 57th Super Bowl will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The location is no stranger to big games: The stadium opened in 2006 and hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008, back when it was known as University of Phoenix Stadium. The venue has a maximum capacity of 78,000 people, including standing room, and tickets have been sold out for months.
Before the construction of State Farm Stadium, another Arizona field hosted the Super Bowl: Sun Devil Stadium, located in Tempe, Arizona, hosted Super Bowl XXX in 1996.
When not hosting the Super Bowl, State Farm Stadium also hosts the Fiesta Bowl, a major bowl game for college football, and has been the home of other major sporting events and concerts.
The Super Bowl, of course, is one of the biggest television events of the year. According to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation:
- Nearly 193 million Americans are expected to watch the game. That number is more than half of the American population.
- 103.5 million people will attend or throw a party.
- Nearly 8 million people will watch the game at a bar or restaurant.
Where Can I Watch the Super Bowl?
Ready to watch the big game? You have plenty of options.
First, if you have Cable or TV, you’re in luck: FOX will air the game. Coverage will include multiple hours of analysis, interviews, and highlights of previous Super Bowls, and the entire event will air over multiple hours during the day. This also means the game will stream on the Fox Sports App. If you don’t have Cable but do have the Fox Sports App, you can still live stream the game from any number of services, including Apple+, Roku, Xbox, Google Chromecast, FireTV, and AndroidTV.
Don’t have the Fox Sports App? You can still catch the game. You can watch the game if you have Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, or FuboTV. You can even sign up for the service during the broadcast and start watching immediately.
Who’s Performing During Half-time at the 2023 Super Bowl?
Every Super Bowl for the past few decades has featured a music icon performing at the half-time show, and it seems as if the production values of the show increase every year. This year will almost certainly be no exception.
Performing at the Apple Music Half Time Show will be Rihanna, who released a trailer for the show. She has also released a massive line of merchandise to help promote herself and the show, which includes a Savage X Fenty Game Day collection. As always, guest and surprise stars are expected to perform with Rihanna, and while little is known about the content of her performance, it will almost certainly be a spectacular event.
Before the game, country music star Chris Stapleton will sing the National Anthem. Be sure to tune in before kickoff to see performances by Babyface, Tony Kostur, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.
What’s in Store for Super Bowl LVII Commercials?
Super Bowl commercials have become legendary marketing efforts, with only the best, most successful, or most ambitious organizations able to afford such a marketing push. Super Bowl costs will likely break $7 million this year for one ad. Some ads have already been released, including:
- Workday will be releasing an ad that features Ozzy Osbourne as a new co-worker.
- Dave Grohl promoting Crown Royal whisky.
- Budweiser – a company practically synonymous with Super Bowl ads – has a new commercial featuring Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
- FanDuel, the sports gambling website, features an ad with NFL legend Ron Gronkowski.
As you can see, this year’s Super Bowl will unquestionably be another amazing event. There are plenty of ways to watch and performances to enjoy – including those commercials – even if you don’t want to see the game. So make a plan, get some food, and enjoy the game!