Anyone who loves NFL football knows that the day of the Super Bowl might as well be considered a national holiday. If you are looking to find out details about the 2019 game, you have come to the correct place. Here is everything you would possibly need to know about this event.
The event is officially known as Super Bowl LIII. This is because it is the 53rd year that it has been held. The game is considered a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI since the same two teams are playing, the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams. In case you were unaware, the Patriots won the game by three points 17 years ago, even though it was expected the Rams would win. This year, the two teams are facing off again. The Patriots are playing in their 3rd consecutive Super Bowl; their 11th overall. This is only the 4th time that the Rams have been a part of this.
The day that the event will be held on this year is Sunday, February 3. It will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. While there have been two other Super Bowl events held in this city, this is the first at this venue since it’s opening in 2017.
There are three broadcast partners of the NFL and this year it will be aired on CBS. In addition, ESPN Deportes will air a Spanish-language version of the game. The will be using over 100 cameras to film the event at every possible angle. As a nod to new technology, there will be some graphics included that utilize augmented reality.
This may seem off topic, but everyone knows that the ads that are shown during the game are nearly as important as the event itself. Each 30-second ad costs $5M. Anheuser-Busch ads will show prominently during the event. They purchased a total of 7 different ads that are a combined total of 5-and-a-half minutes, which is a total of $10.5M. This is more than they have spent in any of the previous years they advertised.
The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by legendary singer Gladys Knight.
This year the entertainment selection caused a bit of controversy. A number of performers, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Jay-Z decided not to perform due to what they believe has been unfair treatment of Colin Kaepernick after his decision to kneel during the National Anthem.
The entertainers that will be performing at the halftime show are Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott. Unfortunately, they have received from backlash for agreeing to perform during this event. Scott and Maroon 5 only agreed to participate after the NFL agreed to match the artists’ donations to charity.
Whether you are a die-hard football fan or you use the event as an excuse to hang out with your friends, have a few drinks and enjoy the entertainment, there is a lot to look forward to during this event. Make sure that you tune in.