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Super Bowl 2021 UK start time, Halftime Show, teams and TV channel

It is one of the biggest events in world sport.

Tens of millions of fans around the world tune in for the Super Bowl every year, which this year will be between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Super Bowl LV will also see two of the NFL’s biggest stars – quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes – aim to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the Florida and Missouri sides respectively.

Last year the Chiefs ran out 31-20 winners over the San Francisco 49ers to claim their first Super Bowl in 50 years.

2021 will be Brady’s tenth appearance in the biggest game in American football, but his first since leaving the New England Patriots last year.

Only 22,000 fans are expected to be allowed into the 65,000-seat Raymond James Stadium, which is coincidentally home of the Buccaneers.

The Florida team – who were champions in 2003 – have become the first Super bowl finalists ever to play in their home stadium.

What time is Super Bowl 2021?

The match will start at 6.30pm (ET), which is 11.30pm in the UK.

Super Bowl TV channel and live stream

Fans have multiple channels to choose from for Super Bowl LV.

Mark Chapman will present coverage on BBC One from 11.30pm, with analysis from Osi Umenyiora, Jason Bell and Mike Carlson.

Alternatively, fans can also watch the game Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports NFL, as well as build-up from 10pm.

Fans with Sky Sports can stream the coverage, either through Sky Go or NOW TV.

A third option is to pay for an NFL Game Pass – either for £7.99 or £14.99 – which also gives fans access to on-demand highlights of other games and other NFL programmes.

The app also allows users to stream the Super Bowl on their mobiles or games consoles.

Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Weeknd will be the star of the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show

The Weeknd will be putting on the Halftime Show this year.

The 30-year-old has put in $7million of his own money for the 12-13 minute performance, saying: “We’ve been really focusing on dialing in on the fans at home and making performances a cinematic experience, and we want to do that with the Super Bowl.”

His publicist told The Post: “Abel spent almost $7 million of his own money beyond the already generous budgets to make this halftime show be what he envisioned.”

The Canadian star – real name Abel Makkonen Tesfaye – has reportedly been staying in a plush six-bedroom mansion in Tampa worth $9m (£6.1m) ahead of the Super Bowl.




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