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Super Bowl LV date, UK start time, teams and half-time show

As one of the most disrupted NFL seasons on record edges closer to its finale, four of America’s best sides all vie for a spot in the most coveted fixture world sport.

For the second year running, the state of Florida hosts the Super Bowl.

Whereas last year the Kansas City Chiefs won in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, this year the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, will play host to Super Bowl LV.

The 65,000 seater is also the home ground of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are coincidentally one of the teams still in with a chance of making the showpiece event.

When is the Super Bowl?

The most watched event in the USA’s sporting calendar is set to take place on Sunday February 7, starting at 11.30pm UK time (6.30pm ET / 3.30pm PT).

Super Bowl TV channel

Those planning to watch coverage of the Super Bowl in the UK can find coverage of the clash on both BBC One and streamed live on BBC iPlayer.

It will also be shown on Sky Sports NFL and Sky Sports Mix.

Who is in the Super Bowl?

Four teams play for a spot in Super Bowl LV in tonight’s play-offs.

The NFL’s biggest star in Tom Brady will take part in his tenth Super Bowl appearance – only this time it will be in the colours of Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brady has been synonymous with the blue of the New England Patriots during his rise from his sixth round draft pick in 2000 to one of the greatest quarterbacks to grace the game.

Tom Brady won six of his nine Super Bowl appearances with the New England Patriots

Brady has more Super Bowl appearances – nine – in his 21-year career than The Buccaneers boast in their entire 46-year history (once, their victory in 2003).

The veteran star, who is regularly talked up as one of the best of all time, helped his side defeat Green Bay Packers in a thrilling contest on Sunday night.

Defending champions Kansas City Chiefs have their sights firmly set on a second successive Super Bowl victory.

Boosted by the return of starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs are aiming to become the first side to win back-to-back Super Bowls since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes lifts the Super Bowl trophy in 2020
Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers to win last year’s Super Bowl

Losing just twice in the 2020 season, the Chiefs are playing with the kind of swagger reigning champions often do.

Without a Super Bowl title to their name, the Buffalo Bills will be all too aware that just two games separate them from making history.

The Bills attacking performances have improved drastically over the past year, thanks largely in part to the form of young quarterback Josh Allen. Away from home and widely seen as the underdogs, the Bills have a point to prove.

Halftime show

Grammy award winning artist The Weeknd will be hoping for a more widely praised performance this year than his 2020 predecessors Shakira and Jenifer Lopez.

The pop duo joined forces last year for one of the more divisive halftime performances in recent memory, receiving over 1,000 complaints.




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