Hard to believe that the
end of the world as we know it 55th annual Super Bowl is right around the corner, but here we are folks! After the absolute dumpster fire that was 2020 came and went (thank GOD), I think we all deserve to be obnoxiously American by gluing our eyes to the television—while eating a 50+ hot wing platter with ranch dressing, of course—and watching spandex-clad men pummel each other to a pulp.
The coronavirus pandemic tried to cancel the big game, but the NFL said "Sike!" and decided to go ahead with the festivities anyway. The competing teams that will make it to the final round are still up in the air, but there are a few tidbits of intel we have ahead of the game, such as a rundown of the Pepsi Halftime Show (i.e., the best part). Read on for all the deets about Super Bowl LV to get your head in the game!
Exactly when is the 2021 Super Bowl happening?
The Super Bowl will take place on February 7, 2021. And despite Super Bowl LIV's Miami location just last year, the 2021 games are doing down in Florida again at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Some states get all the luck, huh?
Who's playing in the Super Bowl again?
As previously mentioned, the two final teams that will play in the big game are yet to be determined, but the final eight teams left standing are:
Kansas City Chiefs (2020 Super Bowl winner)
Baltimore Ravens (2013 Super Bowl winner)
Green Bay Packers (2011 Super Bowl winner)
New Orleans Saints (2010 Super Bowl winner)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Rams
If you're feeling ~super pumped~ and wanna see these divisional rounds happen, here's a lil schedule of events for ya:
Saturday, January 16:
The Los Angeles Rams will be playing against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. The game will air on Fox at 4:35 p.m. ET.
The Baltimore Ravens will be playing against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. The game will air on NBC at 8:15 p.m. ET.
Sunday, January 17:
The Cleveland Browns will be playing the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The game will air on CBS at 3:05 p.m. ET.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be playing against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. The game will air on Fox at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Stay tuned for championship round announcements!
Who is performing in the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show?
After having a wildly successful year following the release of his third album, Blinding Lights, The Weeknd will be hopping onstage for Pepsi's iconic halftime show.
“We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl, and one can only dream of being in that position,” he said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.”
Expect to hear all his biggest hits!
How the heck do I get tickets to the game??
Ticket packages are available on the official NFL website, but they will set you back a pretty penny—the cheapest package is literally $5,500 PER PERSON. If you are fortunate enough to be that rich and feel so inclined to go in person, please know that the Raymond James Stadium "will have a max capacity of 25% for fans as that is the maximum allowed under NFL and CDC guidelines," according to ESPN. If you aren't swimming in excess income, your best bet is to watch the game on TV like the rest of us!
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