Super Bowl 2024: when is Chiefs v 49ers Las Vegas NFL game, UK time, winners, halftime show - and LVIII teams
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Kansas City - the defending champions - emerged victorious in the first of Sunday's (28 January) Conference Championship games by defeating the Baltimore Ravens 17-10.
Their appearance in this year's Super Bowl will be the team's fourth appearance in the NFL's grand finale in the last five years.
Facing a halftime deficit of 24-7 against the Detroit Lions, who are among the four NFL teams yet to grace the Super Bowl stage, the 49ers orchestrated a thrilling turnaround.
In an intense eight-minute stretch, they notched up 17 points to level the score before seizing the lead for the first time with just under 10 minutes remaining.
Ultimately, the home team managed to maintain their advantage, clinching a 34-31 victory. The win sets the stage for a Super Bowl rematch, echoing the clash at Super Bowl 54 in which the Chiefs triumphed over San Francisco with a score of 31-20 in Miami.
This year is set to be no different, with American-sized accoutrements and superstar half-time guests all set to provide a dazzling display.
So when exactly will the game be played, and how can fans watch it in the UK? Here is everything you need to know about it.
Where will the 2024 Super Bowl be held?
The 58th Super Bowl is scheduled to be played at the Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada, and will be the first Super Bowl to be held in Nevada and the Las Vegas Valley area.
The stadium currently serves as the home stadium for the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, and can hold up to 71,835 fans for American Football games.
The relatively new stadium only opened in July 2020, at a cost of $1.9 billion (£1.5 billion), making it the second-most expensive stadium in the world, second only the SoFi Stadium - the current home of Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers - at $5.5 billion (£4.6 billion).
Another US-sized claim to flame is that the north endzone area of the stadium contains a large torch that houses a flame in honour of Al Davis, the late long-time owner of the Raiders, which at 26 metres tall is currently the largest 3D printed object in the world...
In 2021 the stadium hosted its first pro-wrestling event when WWE Summerslam rolled into town, with John Cena taking on Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship in the main event match.
When will Super Bowl 2024 be held?
The next Super Bowl is scheduled to be played on Sunday 11 February 2024.
Which team is favourite to win Super Bowl 2024?
If the bookies are to be believed, we could be looking at a San Francisco 49ers win this year. They're currently sitting on odds of around 5/6, while opponents the Kansas City Chiefs are at 1/1.
Who’s performing in the Super Bowl 2024 halftime show?
In September, it was announced that R&B star Usher will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The Grammy-winning singer said it was the “honour of a lifetime” to be chosen to perform at the major sporting event.
Speaking about playing the show, Usher said: “It’s an honour of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.”
At 2023's Super Bowl, Rihanna gave a momentous halftime performance in which she debuted a baby bump and played a career-spanning greatest hits set. Don't expect a similar bombshell pregnancy announcement from Usher... though he's sure to have a few surprises up his sleeve.
How can I watch the Super Bowl 2024?
How can I get tickets to Super Bowl 2024?
If you’re looking to head out to the States to catch the game live and in-person, you’ll of course need a ticket.
Super Bowl tickets are typically handled directly by the NFL, unlike regular season seats, which are marketed through the league's official retail partner, Ticketmaster.
As with other high-demand games in various club and international competitions, these tickets are not distributed on a first-come, first-served basis through conventional sales channels. Instead, a ballot system is employed, aiming to provide fans with a fair and balanced opportunity to purchase tickets.
Fans interested in entering the ballot for Super Bowl LVIII tickets must either be existing ticket-holders with an NFL franchise or participate in the league's own prize draw. These requirements naturally limit access for the majority of supporters.
But, tickets can be more readily obtained through secondary marketplaces like StubHub, which offers a diverse range of options for the highly anticipated game. However, expect to pay a huge markup for the privilege. For additional details, stay tuned to official media channels.