It is that time of year again as Super Bowl Sunday inches closer.
Yes, Super Bowl LV is still scheduled to go on despite the coronavirus pandemic, but it will not be your average Super Bowl.
The stadium will be partially filled with fans wearing masks and social distancing. Sure, there will be a halftime show, but that too will look a little different as there likely won’t be fans shoulder to shoulder on the field singing along.
While the pomp and circumstance of the game may be a little subdued, plenty of fans will surely be gathering to see who will get to hoist the Lombardi Trophy (or maybe just to watch the commercials and halftime show.)
Regardless of why you’re tuning into the Big Game, we have you covered with all the info you need to know:
When: Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021; 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
This is the fifth time the Super Bowl will be played at Raymond James Stadium and first since Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals. The stadium will reportedly be capped at 20 percent capacity (although that could still change), which would seat a little more than 13,000 fans in a 66,000-seat stadium.
TV and Livestream: CBS/CBS All Access
Jim Nantz will be doing the play-by-play alongside color commentator Tony Romo. It marks the 21st time the Super Bowl will be aired on CBS – more than any other network (NBC is second with 19).
Teams: Tampa Bay Bucs vs. Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs will seek to defend its Super Bowl title while Tom Brady aims to win his NFL record seventh Super Bowl and first with the Bucs (would be the franchise's second).
The Bucs will also be the first team in Super Bowl history to play the game in their home stadium.
Halftime Show: The Weeknd will be this year’s Super Bowl Halftime performer. The “Blinding Lights” singer was confirmed in November as the one who will be tasked with following up Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s show from last year.
There is no designated time for the halftime show, but a good estimate would be roughly 90 minutes after kickoff, or approximately 8 p.m. ET.
National Anthem: The NFL announced two national anthem singers for the Super Bowl. Acclaimed country artist Eric Church and R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan will both perform the national anthem.
Other pregame festivities include a rendition of “America the Beautiful,” which will be sung by R&B artist H.E.R.