While you pick your seat for the big game, enjoy these interesting Super Bowl LV facts…
— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face off against the 2020 Super Bowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs. This is the first time these two teams have squared off in the Super Bowl.
— The game will be played Sunday, February 7 with kick-off at 3:30 pm PT 6:30 pm ET
— Super Bowl 55 will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
— This will be the fifth time Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl and the third at Raymond James Stadium.
— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl at their own stadium.
— There is always a first, but so far, no team has ever won the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
— Buccaneers quarterback 43 year old Tom Brady will make his 10th Super Bowl appearance, which is an NFL record. This will be his first outside of New England, where he spent the first 20 seasons of his career with the Patriots.
— Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who won Super Bowl MVP in the Chiefs’ last title, is looking to become the youngest QB in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowls. He won in 2019 at age 24 and is looking to do it again at 25.
— Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman will recite her latest work ahead of the coin toss.
— Marine veteran James Martin will kick off the game with a coin toss.
— Carl Cheffers will referee the game as part of a crew featuring Sarah Thomas, who will become the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl.
— Three-time Grammy Award-winning artist The Weeknd will perform at the halftime show. You can expect his halftime show to start around 8 pm ET.
— Super Bowl LV will be televised on CBS. NBC was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 game and CBS had the 2022 Super Bowl, the networks swapped years so the NBC would have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in 2022.
— Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Super Bowl LV will be the lowest-attended Super Bowl ever. Attendance has been capped at about 22,000. That number includes 7,500 vaccinated health care workers that will attend the game on an all-expense paid trip. The stadium will be about a third full.