The big day is finally here, Super Bowl 57 has arrived.
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t in the game this year, fans will still be watching as they will all over the world. It’s the Super Bowl, after all, and it’s one of the biggest nights in both sports and pop culture.
Not only are two of the best teams in football playing — and arguably the two best all season — but entertainment stars will be coming out to perform at the top of their game as well to be a part of the moment.
Rihanna is performing at the halftime show, and she has apparently changed her set list almost 40 times in the lead up. She’s almost certainly going to put on one of the most memorable halftime performances, and there are sure to be some fun surprise guests that make appearances alongside her.
Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes clashing is the headline act, though, and will serve as a reminder to Buccaneers fans that the offseason question of who will play quarterback for the franchise moving forward is absolutely critical.
What time is the Super Bowl today? (Updated 2023)
Unlike most NFL games, the Super Bowl always has a strange start time that falls outside of the normal schedule. Who would expect anything less than a unique start time for the biggest game of the year?
The Super Bowl is designed to stand out, so of course it has a different kickoff time.
Super Bowl 57 is set to start at 6:30pm ET, but that time could change slightly. With all of the pregame festivities, the kickoff time could move closer to 6:45pm or 7pm ET.
- Date: Sunday, February 12th
- Start Time: 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT
- Stadium: State Farm Stadium
- Location: Glendale, AZ
As for where the game is being played, the Super Bowl is being hosted at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, where the Arizona Cardinals play their home games. This won’t be the first Super Bowl that has been played there, either; Glendale was the location of two of the most memorable moments in Super Bowl history when the Seahawks decided not to run and threw a goal line interception to seal Super Bowl XLIX in 2018. It also hosted Super Bowl XLII in 2008, when the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots which involved the famous ‘Helmet Catch’.
How to watch the Super Bowl: TV channel and live stream
Three networks rotate broadcasting the Super Bowl, and this year FOX will get the honor. Last year NBC broadcast the Super Bowl, which was technically the last game legendary announcer Al Michaels called before retiring from Sunday Night Football after so many years. CBS broadcast the Super Bowl the year before that, which in hindsight may have been when the partnership of Jim Nantz and Tony Romo given the recent drama that has surfaced.
Two familiar voices won’t be on the call, though. In years past Joe Buck and Troy Aikman have called the Super Bowl for FOX but they both left this season to step into the Monday Night Football booth at ESPN.
- TV Channel: FOX
- Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go | Fubo.tv
FOX is rolling out all the stops to make sure the broadcast is a memorable one, including introducing a new graphics package for the game as well.
Back in 2019, FOX did a similar thing and introduced a new score bug which it then used in subsequent regular season broadcasts. The idea here is that the new score bug and graphics packag that gets rolled out will be used not only for the the game today but for the upcoming season and beyond.
Who’s performing the Super Bowl halftime show?
Here’s who performed in the most recent Super Bowl halftime shows, going back to Super Bowl 50:
- 2022: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar
- 2021: The Weeknd
- 2020: Shakira and Jennifer Lopez
- 2019: Maroon 5
- 2018: Justin Timberlake
- 2017: Lady Gaga
- 2016: Beyoncé, Coldplay
What time is the Super Bowl 57 halftime show?
This is probably the more I pop rotary question. We’ve known that Rihanna will be performing at the halftime show for a while now, in fact it’s likely the reason many viewers will be tuning into the game.
So when does she go on?
There’s no set-in-stone start time for the Super Bowl halftime show but typically it will take place around 7:00 pm ET.
Who’s performing the Super Bowl national anthem?
Chris Stapleton, an eight-time Grammy winning country superstar, will sing the national anthem. Actor Oscar-winning actor Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language. Kostur won the hearts of moviegoers all over the world, as well as pop culture fans on Oscar night, when he won Best Supporting Actor for CODA back last year.
Going back to Super Bowl 50, here’s who has performed the Super Bowl national anthem:
- 2022: Mickey Guyton
- 2021: Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan
- 2020: Demi Lovato
- 2019: Gladys Knight
- 2018: Pink
- 2017: Luke Bryan
- 2016: Lady Gaga
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers players in Super Bowl 57
There are a few former Buccaneers players who will be playing in the Super Bowl this year. Justin Watson and Ronald Jones will be representing the Chiefs, with Watson potentially playing a major role.
Ndamukong Suh signed with the Eagles during the season to try and help them get to the Super Bowl and to try and win another ring — a plan that has worked out well so far.
- Justin Watson, WR – Chiefs
- Ronald Jones II, RB – Chiefs
- Ndamukong Suh, DT – Eagles