The NFL’s showcase event returns to the Sunshine State in 2021, as Super Bowl 55 is set for Tampa Bay.
A year after Miami played host to the annual spectacle, Raymond James Stadium in Tampa takes over as the NFL remains in the warmer weather of Florida for its championship game.
NFL Super Bowl LV Live Stream Guide
|Venue:||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL|
|Matchup:||TBD vs TBD|
|Date:||07 February 2021|
|Time:||6:30 p.m. ET|
|Broadcast:||CBS or NBC|
Believe it or not, the Super Bowl is right around the corner. And if you come from a football-loving family like the Drummonds, you know that Super Bowl Sunday is always a big deal, regardless of who’s playing. And even if you don’t love football (gasp!), we’re sure you do love all those Super Bowl snacks, dips, wings, and more fun Super Bowl food. Although the championship game means that the end of the football season is near, Ree Drummond has the best attitude about it: “We can at least go out in style by enjoying some delicious food during the big game.”
In addition to checking off your favorite bites on your game day menu, there’s just one teeny, tiny thing you need beforehand: the Super Bowl date and time! When is the Super Bowl in 2021?! Ahead, find answers to some of the most crucial things you need to know before one of the biggest days in sports, including how to watch the game, who’s playing in it, and which artist will perform during halftime. Once you’re done, go ahead and put on your favorite football movies to get ready for the big day.
What day is Super Bowl 2021?
Super Bowl LV will go on with COVID-19 precautions in place, so you can still tune in as normal. This year, the event is happening on February 7, 2021. Before that, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the playoffs, which start on January 9.
Where is the Super Bowl taking place?
The 55th Super Bowl will be hosted at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. It’s the home stadium of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers as well as the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL. The stadium has hosted the championship game two times before.
Who will play in the Super Bowl 55?
Until the end of the playoffs, we won’t know which two teams will compete for the title of the Super Bowl LV champions.
Who’s performing in the halftime show?
While Shakira and Jennifer Lopez put on an unforgettable show last year, it looks like we’ll be captivated yet again with another amazing performance.
Following the success of his hit “Blinding Lights” off his 2020 album After Hours, The Weeknd will be performing in the 2021 Pepsi halftime show. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year,” the singer said in a statement.
What channel is the Super Bowl LV on?
This year, CBS will air the Super Bowl. According to their website, kickoff will happen at 6:30 p.m. so plan accordingly!
In addition to the CBS broadcast, ESPN Deportes will air the game in Spanish. And if you live outside the U.S., BBC One will show it for those in Ireland and the U.K., TV Guide reports.
How can I stream the Super Bowl 2021?
If watching the game on TV isn’t an option for you, you can also catch it online with CBS All Access which offers a free trial (score!).
How can you watch Super Bowl LV in other countries?
Fans of the NFL are not confined to the US, of course. Many international fans will be wondering how they can watch Super Bowl LV. Here is how to watch the game in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
In the United Kingdom, the game will be aired on the free BBC One channel. It will also be available online on the BBC’s iPlayer, but you must have a UK television license to access it. UK viewers can also watch the game via the paid-subscription Sky channels, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports NFL. People in the UK can also watch the Sky coverage of the game via the broadcaster’s Now TV offshoot.
Super Bowl 2021 Odds
Unsurprisingly, the reigning champions are the favorites to repeat, as the Chiefs top the Super Bowl 2021 odds chart.
Odds are, as always, subject to change. Via FanDuel, here are the odds to win the Super Bowl in 2021 as of Sept. 8.
- Kansas City Chiefs +600
- Baltimore Ravens +650
- San Francisco 49ers +900
- New Orleans Saints +1200
- Dallas Cowboys +1500
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1500
- Philadelphia Eagles +2000
- Seattle Seahawks +2000
- Indianapolis Colts +2300
- New England Patriots +2300
- Minnesota Vikings +2500
- Pittsburgh Steelers +2500
- Buffalo Bills +2800
- Tennessee Titans +3000
- Green Bay Packers +3100
- Cleveland Browns +3400
- Los Angeles Chargers +4000
- Los Angeles Rams +4000
- Chicago Bears +4400
- Arizona Cardinals +5000
- Atlanta Falcons +5000
- Houston Texans +5000
- Denver Broncos +6000
- Las Vegas Raiders +6000
- Detroit Lions +6600
- Miami Dolphins +8000
- New York Giants +8500
- New York Jets +8500
- Carolina Panthers +12000
- Cincinnati Bengals +17000
- Washington +17000
- Jacksonville Jaguars +20000
Future Super Bowl Locations and Date
Similar considerations have been made for future sites. Below are the venues the NFL has pinned as future Super Bowl locations.
|Year||Super Bowl host site|
|2021||Tampa, Raymond James Stadium, Super Bowl 55|
|2022||Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium, Super Bowl 56|
|2023||Glendale, State Farm Stadium, Super Bowl 57|
|2024||New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Super Bowl 58|
Super Bowl LV will be televised by CBS. Although NBC was to air this game under the current rotation, they traded the game to CBS in exchange for Super Bowl LVI, which falls during the 2022 Winter Olympics and is the first to be scheduled during an ongoing Olympic Games (this also upholds the untold gentleman’s agreement between the NFL’s broadcasters to not counterprogram the Super Bowl, as NBC also holds the U.S. broadcast rights to the Olympics). CBS will, to an extent, also benefit from holding rights to the Super Bowl in the same year that it holds rights to the NCAA Final Four (which is cycled with WarnerMedia Entertainment channels on a two-year cycle with TBS), as well as the AFC Championship Game in primetime (which contractually alternates between afternoon and primetime on a two-year cycle with the NFC Championship Game on Fox).
For the third consecutive Super Bowl televised by CBS, ESPN Deportes will air a Spanish-language broadcast.
On December 3, 2020, CBS announced that its lead-out program will be the series premiere of The Equalizer.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game is going to be televised on the free-to-air channel BBC One, and paid-subscription channels Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports NFL.