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Super Bowl 2023 guide: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LVII

02 Feb | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Super Bowl 2023 guide: Everything you need to know about Super Bowl LVII

Who is playing in the Super Bowl this year, and how did the game get its name? Find out everything you need to know in our Super Bowl LVII guide.

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What is the Super Bowl? Why is it called that?

The Super Bowl is an annual American football game that determines the champions at the end of the NFL season. It features the winners of NFL’s two conferences, the AFC and the NFC. Throughout the NFL Playoffs, teams face the best of the best in their conference in a single-elimination tournament to determine the conference champions. Those teams then meet at a neutral site in the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl has served as the final game of the NFL season every year since 1966. It is played on the second Sunday of February ever year. It is considered one of the biggest events in American and global sport, with more than 130 countries broadcasting the game and total viewers in the US alone regularly reaching 150million.

The name ‘Super Bowl’ was coined by Lamar Hunt, the late former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs. Legend has it that when the NFL was looking for a catchy new name for its championship game, Hunt remembered the ‘Super Ball’ – a toy played with by his daughter. He suggested the name and it stuck.

When and where is the Super Bowl being held this year?

Super Bowl LVII will take place on 12 February 2023 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals.

What is the Super Bowl trophy called?

The Super Bowl winners are awarded the Vince Lombardi trophy, which is named after the famous coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two titles of the Super Bowl era.

What teams are competing in the Super Bowl 2023? And who is the favourite to win the Super Bowl 2023?

Super Bowl LVII will see the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Chiefs claimed the No. 1 seed in the AFC after posting a 14-3 regular season record. They beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs to make it to the championship game.

The Eagles were also a No. 1 seed, having topped the NFC with a 14-3 record. They beat the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs to set up the finale against the Chiefs.

The Eagles are currently the {ODDS:1075120228:5/6} favourites to win the Super Bowl. The current spread for the game is Eagles -1.5.

What time does the Super Bowl start in the UK?

Super Bowl LVII will kick off at 23:30 (GMT) in the UK, which is 16:30 local time (MST) in Glendale, Arizona.

How can I watch the Super Bowl in the UK?

Super Bowl LVII is showing on the Sky Sports NFL channel (Sky channel 407/Virgin Media channel 507). Coverage begins at 2pm GMT on Sky Sports NFL Plus.

The Super Bowl is also being shown on ITV, with coverage beginning at 10:45pm. Darren Fletcher and Jack Crawford will be on commentary duties.

Watching the Super Bowl live

How much are Super Bowl tickets?

Super Bowl LVII tickets are among the hottest in sports, with fans expecting to fork out thousands of dollars for a seat at the Big Game.

According to TicketSmarter, the average cost for a Super Bowl LVII ticket is $8,761. The cheapest ticket currently available costs $4,785, with some prices reaching well over $20,000.

How many people watch the Super Bowl in the stadium and on TV?

State Farm Stadium holds a capacity of 72,200, and Super Bowl LVII will be a sell-out.

The game will also be incredibly widely watched on television, as every year the Super Bowl commands one of, if not the largest audience of all American broadcasts.

The Super Bowl has seen over 100million total viewers in the Unites States for 40 consecutive years, dating back to Super Bowl XVI in 1982. Viewership peaked in 2017 at Super Bowl LVI, when 172million Americans tuned in to see the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons.

The Super Bowl halftime show

Who is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show?

Rihanna is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. It will be her first live performance in over five years.

Past performers at Super Bowl in recent years include the Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez & Shakira, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga.

The pre-game national anthem will be sung by American country singer Chris Stapleton.

Biggest winners and losers of the Super Bowl

Which teams have never won a Super Bowl?

At present, 12 NFL teams have never won a Super Bowl: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, and Tennessee Titans.

Who has won the most Super Bowls?

The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied with six Super Bowls, the most in the NFL. Behind them are the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, with five wins each.

The Patriots also hold the record for the most Super Bowl appearances, with 11.

Has a rookie quarterback ever won a Super Bowl?

No rookie quarterback has ever won, or even started in, a Super Bowl.

Five have come close, however, by starting in conference championship games: Shaun King (2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Ben Roethlisberger (2005 Pittsburgh Steelers), Joe Flacco (2009 Baltimore Ravens), Mark Sanchez (2010 New York Jets) and Brock Purdy (2022 San Francisco 49ers).

 

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