When is The Super Bowl?
- 01Patriots @ Rams: Super Bowl kick off time
- 02Where is the game?
- 03Maroon 5 is the main star of the Halftime Show
Patriots @ Rams: Super Bowl kick off time
Super Bowl 53 will be played on Sunday, February 3, 2019. It's the 16th time that the Super Bowl schedule will see the big game contested in the month of February. All nine of the Super Bowl times started by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have taken place in the month of February. This Super Bowl date takes place exactly 17 years to the day of Brady's first Super Bowl victory, when he led the Patriots to a 20-17 triumph over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 36.
Thus, things have come full circle. Even though they are once again the Los Angeles Rams, it's the same franchise that Brady faced in his initial Super Bowl game, and that was the last time the Rams franchise played in a Super Bowl game.The Super Bowl kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. EST. The game will be broadcast by CBS.
Where is the game?
The site of the Super Bowl is Atlanta's brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which may bode well for the Rams. First of all, the Rams just won the NFC Championship Game in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. On top of that, the only Super Bowl won by the Rams was their 23-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl 34, played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
It's the third time that the Super Bowl location will be Atlanta and the NFC is unbeaten in Super Bowls played in the Georgia city. The Dallas Cowboys topped the Buffalo Bills 30-13 in Super Bowl 28, also played at the Georgia Dome.
It's the 17th time the NFL Super Bowl will be played indoors. The NFC holds a 9-7 advantage in Super Bowls played in indoor stadiums. The Rams are 1-1 in indoor Super Bowls, while the Patriots are 3-3.
Maroon 5 is the main star of the Halftime Show
Beyond the game, there are two other events that capture the imagation of football fans on Super Bowl Sunday - the Super Bowl halftime show and the Super Bowl commercials. The first Super Bowl game was played on Jan. 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Coliseum and saw the Green Bay Packers top the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. The halftime show at the inaugural game featured marching bands from the University of Arizona and Grambling State University, as well as a performance from the Three Stooges. It was the first of a record six appearances by the Grambling State band at the Super Bowl.
Since that first game, the Super Bowl halftime show has grown into an entertainment extravaganza, featuring some of the most famous acts in the world. Madonna, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, the Who, Prince, Coldplay, the Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Diana Ross and Michael Jackson have all played a Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL estimated that 150 million people viewed Lady Gaga's Super Bowl 51 halftime performance, which would make it the most-watched musical event in history.
Though all of their costs are covered, the NFL does not pay a fee to its halftime performers.