Here's Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl LV

Erin Cavoto
·3 min read

From The Pioneer Woman

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?

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 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?

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!).