Why Are People Excited for Super Bowl LV?


Last year's Super Bowl, held in Miami Gardens, Florida, was a treat for football fans across the world as the Kansas City Chiefs earned a championship for the first time in 50 years. The game was played on February 2, 2020, against the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium, with a halftime show headlined by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.  Super Bowl LIV had an estimated 102 million viewers, up from 100 million viewers a year earlier.   

Upcoming Super Bowls

If you want to attend a Super Bowl in the future, you can start planning ahead of time! Super Bowl LV will once again take place in Florida, but at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa this time around on February 7, 2021. The NFL has also announced several Super Bowl dates and locations through 2025:

Super Bowl LVI: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California on February 6, 2022

Super Bowl LVII: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona on February 5, 2023

Super Bowl LVII: 2024 (TBA)

Super Bowl LIX: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana on February 9, 2025

SoFi Stadium hosts the Super Bowl for the first time in 2022 after opening this season as the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.  New Orleans was originally slated to host the Super Bowl in 2024, but was recently moved to 2025 due to a possible conflict with Mardi Gras.  Therefore, 2024 will be awarded to another city, with Las Vegas as a possibility, having opened a new stadium for the Raiders.

What to expect from Super Bowl LV?

Super Bowl LV promises to be just as exciting as last year's, if not more.  This game will be the fifth Super Bowl held in Tampa and the third in Raymond James Stadium.

Although the current pandemic has brought many questions and concerns about the upcoming event, many people, including sports experts, say that there’s plenty of room to improve the Super Bowl fan experience.  The NFL normally has plenty of events planned in the host city during Super Bowl Week events, but this year's events must factor in the safety of all employees, fans, and players. On Location Experiences, the official hospitality provider of the NFL, is also taking the step of selling ticket packages at a more affordable price when compared to last year’s prices. Other adjustments will likely be made by the committee and organizers to ensure fans can attend the game safely.

As for game day, the NFL is planning to limit stadium capacity to 20% and fans will be required to wear masks.  Raymond James Stadium normally holds 65,000 people.

The major contenders for Super Bowl LV

If the game weren't exciting enough, the prop bets during the game make the Super Bowl even more interesting for the online sports betting fans out there. Aside from the point spread at Solarbet, there is plenty of action to be a part of, including whether the coin toss will be heads or tails and the over/under for the length of the "Star-Spangled Banner" before the game!

As far as contenders, the Kansas City Chiefs are heavy favorites to repeat as Super Bowl champions, led by superstar quarterback (and Super Bowl MVP) Patrick Mahomes.  However, they need to keep their focus to fend off other AFC challengers, such as the Baltimore Ravens.  The 49ers were heavy favorites to return to the Super Bowl as NFC champions, but they are fighting through many serious injuries that could derail their playoff hopes.  If they don't make it back, look for the Seattle Seahawks or Green Bay Packers to represent the NFC.

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