The most media-worthy sports game of the year will take place this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, where the Philadelphia Eagles will face off against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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The Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs will fight to get the coveted Vince Lombardi title. The game promises to be competitive from beginning to end thanks to the great defense of the Eagles, who achieved the third record of sacks in NFL history, and the offensive power of the Chiefs, led by the great Patrick Mahomes. The game will be played at the Arizona Cardinals stadium, and it is the fourth time that the Super Bowl has moved to the urban area of Phoenix. State Farm Stadium has a capacity for 78,600 spectators, 88 boxes and 14,000 parking spaces. Ticket prices range from $6,000 to $27,000.
The main star of the Kansas City Chiefs is Patrick Mahomes (the most likely candidate for MVP of the season). The call to be the substitute for Tom Brady, the best quarterback in NFL history, will have the chance to win his second Super Bowl and continue to lead his team on offense. The Chiefs closed the season averaging 28.2 points per game, the highest in the league.
In the case of the Philadelphia Eagles, the spotlight is shared by more players, starting with quarterback Jalen Hurts who boosts receivers AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith, the main point generators for the Pennsylvania team. A separate chapter for coach Jonathan Gannon, who has consolidated his team on defense and will look for a way to stop Mahomes.
Superbowl LVII will be a duel of powers, both teams will play their fourth championship game. The Philadelphia Eagles won the title in the 2017 edition, while the Kansas won two titles, in the 1970 and 2019 editions, respectively. The last game for both teams was on October 3, 2021, where the Chiefs prevailed 40 points to 32 over the Eagles.
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For many, the Super Bowl wouldn't be the same without the halftime show. This edition will have the presence of the singer Rihanna, who has also confirmed the performance of Beyoncé's husband, the rapper Jay Z, in her show. It is expected that in those fifteen minutes, the "Girl from Barbados" will interpret her new hit, "Lift Me Up", soundtrack of the hit Marvel movie, "Wakanda Forever".
Rihanna announced her participation in the Super Bowl with a video posted on her social networks. However, she had previously refused to participate in the 2019 halftime show, because she supported a player who protested against police brutality against black people in the United States. Other artists who had been optioned to perform at State Farm Stadium were Taylor Swift and Britney Spears.
Regarding advertising, the halftime show will be sponsored by Apple Music, and it is estimated that a one-minute commercial during the Super Bowl broadcast will cost between 12 and 14 million dollars. It is estimated that the audience in the United States is around 120 million viewers.
Movies will also take advantage of the Super Bowl, as trailers for many movies will be shown on that day. One of the most publicized will be the tenth part of "Fast and Furious", which marks the beginning of the end of the saga, starring Vin Diesel. The releases of superhero movies like " Captain Marvel" and "The Flash" are also expected, as well as the definitive movie trailer of " Transformers: Rise of the Beasts". As a final fact, the chapter of the famous HBO MAX series “The Last of Us” will be broadcast on Friday and not on Sunday, so as not to compete in audience with the Super Bowl.
United States (Arizona local time): 4:30 pm
United States (California time): 3:30 pm
United States (Miami time): 6:30 pm
Mexico: 5:30 p.m.
Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia: 6:30 pm
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay: 8:30 pm
Spain: 12:30 am on Monday, February 13.
Halftime show times
United States (Arizona local time): 6:00 pm
United States (California time): 5:00 pm
United States (Miami time): 8:00 pm
Mexico: 7:00 p.m.
Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia: 8:00 pm
Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay: 10:00 pm
Spain: 2:00 am on Monday, February 13.