Next Sunday the most important game of the National Football League (NFL) season takes place: the Super Bowl. Then, two teams battle again in front of millions of viewers to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy and a Super Bowl ring. The most important questions about the media spectacle.
Where will the 2024 Super Bowl take place?
The game will take place on February 11, 2024 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, starting at 3:30 pm local time. In Germany, the opening match takes place every year at 12:30 a.m. on Monday night.
Which teams will play each other in Super Bowl LVIII?
This year, the Kansas City Chiefs, reigning Super Bowl champions, are fighting for victory against the San Francisco 49ers. It is the new edition of the Super Bowl 2020. The two teams already faced each other there, with the luckiest result for the Chiefs, who in the end won 31:20. The two best teams in the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) always compete against each other in the Super Bowl. The Chiefs represent the AFC and the 49ers represent the NFC. In the AFC championship game, the Chiefs led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes won 17:10 over the Baltimore Ravens. The San Francisco 49ers, for their part, defeated the Detroit Lions with the German player Amon-Ra St. Brown in the NFC by 34:31.
For the 49ers, it is the first Super Bowl appearance since the 2020 loss to the Chiefs. The team celebrated its last Super Bowl victory exactly 30 years ago, in 1994, in Super Bowl XXIX against the San Diego Chargers. They have a total of 5 Super Bowl titles. The Chiefs, on the other hand, haven't been too stranger to Super Bowl participation in recent years. It is the fourth participation in five seasons. As current champions, they want to defend the title again this year. In total, the Kansas City Chiefs have three Super Bowl titles.
Where will Super Bowl 2024 be broadcast?
There are several options for German viewers. At the start of the season, RTL replaced ProSieben as the NFL's free-to-air TV partner after years. The Super Bowl will therefore be broadcast live on television on RTL.
RTL+-Users can also easily stream sports highlights. Fans can also follow the game on paid streaming on DAZN or with the original commentary in English on the NFL's “Game Pass.”
Chiefs or 49ers: Which team is the favorite in the Super Bowl?
There is currently no clear favorite for the title among betting providers, but the San Francisco 49ers are slightly ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs. Aside from a brief period of weakness, the 49ers are having a strong season and also won the NFC division at the end of the regular season with a 12-5 record. There are many stars on both offense and defense who have been impressive all season. The only weak spot currently is the 49ers' offensive line.
But the Kansas City Chiefs are no strangers to betting. Despite a difficult season, the Chiefs have reached the pl Chiefs regained their former strength in the play-offs . The main reason for this is their star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who can make up for some mistakes thanks to his enormous strength. Last year, the Chiefs were also the losing team among betting providers, but ultimately took home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
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Who are the quarterbacks of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers?
With Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs have arguably the best quarterback in the league on their side. The 2023 Most Valuable Player (MVP) is in his sixth season as a starting quarterback in the Super Bowl for the fourth time and can win the NFL's most important game for the third time at just 28 years old.
On the other hand, Brock Purdy is a different quarterback than the one called “Mr. Irrelevant” has become an MVP candidate with the San Francisco 49ers. “Mr Irrelevant” is the name given to the player selected last in the NFL draft. Purdy was selected 262nd overall by the 49ers. After injuries to other quarterbacks on the team, Purdy became the starting quarterback in his first season. He held this position in the current season and his statistics are impressive. His throwing rate this season is over 70 percent and he threw for four touchdowns and 314 yards in the game against the Eagles alone.
What other players from the two teams do you need to know?
Many fans' eyes will be on Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce on Super Bowl Sunday. Because Kelce has been attracting attention for several months not only with his game, but also with his love life. The 34-year-old man is currently dating Taylor Swift , which also follows almost all of its matches live in the stadium. The superstar is also expected at the Super Bowl, even though she will give a concert in Tokyo the day before. But Travis Kelce also has a lot to offer in terms of sports. He is considered one of the best tight ends in history. It wasn't until the championship game against the Ravens that he broke the record for most caught balls in the playoffs. By the way, this was previously held by 49ers legend Jerry Rice.
But there's also one player on the 49ers side you should know before the Super Bowl. The 49ers' greatest strength is their running offense, led by Christian McCaffrey. McCaffrey just moved from the Carolina Panthers to the San Francisco 49ers in 2022, but he is an important part of the team. This season alone, he rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and scored 14 touchdowns. Curious: In the lost 2023 championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, McCaffrey briefly took over at quarterback after both quarterbacks were injured. But his pass attempt was unsuccessful.
Which superstar will appear on the “Halftime Show” this time?
This year superstar Usher will perform. The eight-time Grammy-winning singer was announced as the headline act for the National Football League and Apple Music halftime show in September. It is not yet known if the R&B singer sings alone or if more guest appearances are expected.
The pregame national anthem will be sung by country singer and actress Reba McEntire. Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful” before kickoff.
A novelty at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas will be the appearance of Tiesto. The DJ will perform during the players' warm-up and will also warm up the fans with his performance during the game breaks. The NFL wants to further improve the fan experience in the stadium.
How much does a ticket to Super Bowl LVIII cost?
Fans who were lucky enough to win the NFL ticket lottery were able to buy tickets for around 700 euros in the cheapest category, while the most expensive ones were available for 1,200 euros. On the secondary marketOn the other hand, like every year, fans have to dig deeper into their pockets. Here a ticket in the cheapest category costs at least 7,500 euros. Prices even reach almost 44,000 euros for a single ticket.
How much does a commercial cost in 2024?
The Super Bowl is also an annual event for the advertising industry. The ads are produced specifically for the event. But broadcasting is not cheap. In 30 seconds around seven million dollars will be paid. At least the price remained stable compared to the previous year.
When was the first Super Bowl?
The first Super Bowl was held on January 15, 1967. It is held every year at a neutral location. The NFL selects the venue one or two years in advance. The Super Bowl will be held at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans in 2025 and at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, in 2026.
Which team has won the Super Bowl the most times?
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers have each won six Super Bowls, the most of any team. If they win, the San Francisco 49ers could also reach six titles. The record winner among players is Tom Brady, who won seven Finals with the New England Patriots (six) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (one).