Months of debate around the Draft and free agency, followed by 18 regular-season weeks and the Playoffs, all lead to the Super Bowl. There are distractions along the way, and inevitably a few controversies, but the year-round NFL fanfare is all about the Big Game.
It is one of the largest single-day sporting events on the planet. Audiences outside the USA are increasing each year, and the half-time show inevitably brings in viewers who are not too interested in zone coverages or smart offensive line play.
From the end of the 2023 Super Bowl, NFL expert picks were trying to identify the value picks for the 2024 edition. Here’s all you need to know about Super Bowl LVIII…
When is the 2024 Super Bowl?
The 2024 Super Bowl is taking place on 11th February 2024. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:30am UK on 12th February, and will not be wrapped up until gone 5am UK time.
There is a two-week break between the Conference Championship games and the Super Bowl – the AFC and NFC champions (the two teams competing in the Super Bowl) will be decided on 28th January.
Where is Super Bowl 2024?
Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada is hosting the 2024 Super Bowl.
It is the first Super Bowl to be hosted in Nevada, and comes just a few years after the Raiders relocated to Las Vegas from Oakland. The venue has a maximum NFL capacity of 71,835. It opened in July 2020.
There is a lengthy process to decide which venue will host a Super Bowl, which includes numerous criteria. In general, the stadium is selected between three and five years before the event.
As of September 2023, Caesars Superdome and Levi’s Stadium have been confirmed as the next two Super Bowl venues.
Who is performing at the 2024 Super Bowl Half-Time Show?
The Super Bowl half-time performer(s) are not yet confirmed. Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Lil Nas X have all been rumoured, but fans are still waiting for official news.
Rihanna had the honour at the 2023 Super Bowl and delivered a blockbuster performance. It’s possible we see multiple stars combine, just as Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar did as recently as 2022.
What are the 2024 Super Bowl Ticket Prices?
A trip to the Super Bowl is not cheap. The cheapest tickets for the upcoming Super Bowl come in at around £3,000, which is before you’ve had to splash out for accommodation, food or travel.
The cost of tickets will be regularly reported in the build up to the game as fans clamour to see their team. Hotel prices will also be sky-high in the surrounding area, while transport in and out of the area will be hard to get hold of.
Who are the favourites in 2024 Super Bowl odds?
Losers of the 2023 Big Game, the Philadelphia Eagles are the second favourites in preseason NFL betting. Behind the two defending Conference champions, the Bills, Niners and Bengals are deadlocked at 9/1.
These look to be the five inner-circle contenders ahead of Week 1, though the Dallas Cowboys (14/1), New York Jets (16/1) and Baltimore Ravens (20/1) might disagree with that.
The Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals share the longest Super Bowl odds, with both rebuilding franchises sitting at 100/1.
Recent Super Bowl Winners:
2023 – Kansas City Chiefs
2022 – Los Angeles Rams
2021 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 – Kansas City Chiefs
2019 – New England Patriots
2018 – Philadelphia Eagles
2017 – New England Patriots
2016 – Denver Broncos
2015 – New England Patriots
2014 – Seattle Seahawks
Recent Super Bowl Hosts:
2023 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
2022 – SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
2021 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
2020 - Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
2019 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
2018 – U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2017 – NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
2016 – Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
2015 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
2014 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*