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Everything you need to know about Sunday’s Super Bowl

Here's who's playing, how to watch and more.

A video board displays logos for Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 01, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game will be played on February 11, 2024, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
A video board displays logos for Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 01, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game will be played on February 11, 2024, between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Few things unite the country quite like the Super Bowl. Every year, around 100 million Americans tune in to see which NFL team lifts the Lombardi Trophy, an event as much about the football on the field as the spectacle that surrounds it. Super Bowl LVIII, set to kick off in Las Vegas on Sunday, will be no different. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s game.

Who’s playing in the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl LVIII will pit the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers.

It is a rematch of the 2020 Super Bowl, which Kansas City won 31-20. Led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and increasingly popular tight end Travis Kelce, KC will be playing in its fourth Super Bowl in five seasons. On the other side, quarterback Brock Purdy, the final pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, will try to help the 49ers win their first Super Bowl since 1995, when current SF head coach Kyle Shanahan’s father, Mike, was the team’s offensive coordinator.

What time does the Super Bowl kick off?

Super Bowl LVIII is slated to kick off Sunday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. EST from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The venue seats 65,000 and opened in 2020.

What channel is the Super Bowl on?

If you’re in control of the remote on Sunday, you’ll want to find your local CBS station for the primary Super Bowl broadcast. But there are other options: Nickelodeon will air a family-friendly version of the game while streamers can watch on Paramount+.

  • What: Super Bowl LVIII
  • Who: Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
  • When: 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 11
  • TV: CBS, Nickelodeon
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Will Taylor Swift be at the Super Bowl?

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs (L) celebrates with Taylor Swift after defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs (L) celebrates with Taylor Swift after defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 28, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift, the mega-popular artist , has been spotted at many of Kansas City’s games this season, especially in the playoffs, having started a romance with Kelce. Her attendance at the Super Bowl, however, is complicated by the fact she’s performing a show half a world away in Tokyo the night before.

, Swift can make the 12-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean to Las Vegas just in time for the game to begin. Though she has not yet confirmed her attendance, at this point it would be surprising if she missed the biggest party of the year. And who knows, .

Who is performing in the Super Bowl halftime show?

When the football players go into the locker room for a halftime break, a whole different type of entertainment on the field begins. This year, Usher headlines the Super Bowl halftime show, but he’s .

Country music legend Reba McEntire will sing the national anthem, while Post Malone and Andra Day will also perform before the game. During the game itself, .

What about the commercials?

If football and music don’t do it for you, chances are you’ll still want to watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. As the most-watched event of the year — a — advertisers spend millions of dollars for a mere 30-second spot during the big game.

This year, you can expect to see “Wednesday” actor Jenna Ortega promote Doritos, World Cup winner Lionel Messi sell Michelob Ultra and , plus many more ads featuring stars such as Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Kate McKinnon, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Pratt, David Beckham and Jason Sudeikis.

So is $7 million for 30 seconds of ad time worth it? .

What should I cook for my Super Bowl party?

Don’t think we forgot about the . No Super Bowl is complete without an overabundance of food and drink.

If you’re short on , here’s a , including recipes for , and .

If you’re looking for something a bit lighter, .

Can I bet on the Super Bowl?

Seeing as this year’s Super Bowl is the first in Sin City, (well, technically it’s in Paradise, Nevada, adjacent to Las Vegas), there will be plenty of gambling going on around the big game — just not from the players participating. The NFL has said all gambling, including sportsbooks and casino games, is .

Fans who live in the 37 states where sports betting is legal, which , have so far, despite Kansas City’s underdog status.

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