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The Super Bowl is an event football fans look forward to all year long and the excitement surrounding the big game grows exponentially with each passing day. Here at Roadtrips, we know how impressive of a spectacle the big game can be to watch in person, and each year we look forward to arriving in the host city to experience it all with our guests. If you’re not well-versed in the Super Bowl, just need a quick refresher, or want to entertain your Super Bowl party guests with Super Bowl history facts, and trivia, you can check out our Super Bowl Ultimate Guide below.

What is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl is the annual championship game for the National Football League (NFL). It is the culmination of a four-game exhibition preseason, 16-game regular season, and a single-elimination postseason.
For the initial four games, the Super Bowl featured the champion of the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The two leagues merged in 1970.

Since the merger, the game pits the champions of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) against one another, at a previously determined site.

When is the Super Bowl?

The next edition of the Super Bowl (LV) is scheduled for Sunday, February 7, 2021. The Super Bowl takes place each year on the first Sunday in February.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

Recent Super Bowl history points to a kickoff time of 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.

What Super Bowl is it?

The 2021 game is Super Bowl 55 (Super Bowl LV).

Where is the 2021 Super Bowl?

The 2021 Super Bowl (LV) will take place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Raymond James Stadium is home to the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and offers a great fan experience. This will be the fifth time Tampa has hosted the Super Bowl and the third at Raymond James Stadium.

Which teams are in the 2021 Super Bowl?

The teams in the 2021 Super Bowl are yet to be determined. The NFL playoffs will determine a champion from both the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC), who will then play each other for the title of Super Bowl Champion.

How can I get 2021 Super Bowl Tickets?

To get a Super Bowl ticket from a primary source is close to impossible for the average fan. The NFL distributes most of the tickets to the 32 NFL teams (the two Super Bowl teams get the biggest percentage). Those tickets will go to players, team staff, and a few lucky season ticket holders. The majority of what’s left goes to NFL partners, sponsors and media.

Roadtrips’ Super Bowl travel packages include Super Bowl tickets in your preferred seating category, as well as your choice of first-class accommodations, round-trip stadium transfers, on-site hosts, and more.

How long is the Super Bowl?

The Super Bowl typically lasts 3-4 hours, including the analysis shows before and after the game, and the game itself. A regulation NFL game consists of four 15-minute quarters. After the game’s first two quarters, there is typically a 12-minute intermission. This is referred to as halftime. However, the Super Bowl boasts an extended halftime period, upwards of 30 minutes.

What happens at halftime of the Super Bowl?

During halftime of the Super Bowl, the NFL typically presents an extravagant musical performance. In recent years, the halftime performances have featured popular artists such as Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Lady Gaga.

Who is performing at the 2021 Super Bowl?

The 2021 Super Bowl halftime performers have not yet been announced. In 2020 we were treated to an incredible performance by Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.

How many people watch the Super Bowl?

According to the research firm Neilsen, in 2020 the Super Bowl was watched by 102 million people across several channels and streaming outlets. Viewership was up from the 2019 Super Bowl when just over 100 million tuned in.

When was the first Super Bowl?

The first Super Bowl took place on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

Who played in the first Super Bowl?

The first Super Bowl was played between the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL champion Green Bay Packers. The Packers would win the game by a score of 35-10. Green Bay would go on to win the Super Bowl again the following year, this time against the Oakland Raiders of the AFL.

What do the Super Bowl winners receive?

The winning team of the Super Bowl is presented with the NFL championship trophy, more commonly referred to as the Vince Lombardi trophy. Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls. Upon his death in 1970, the NFL named their trophy after the legendary head coach.

Additionally, a player from one of the participating teams of the Super Bowl is selected as the game’s most valuable player. The M.V.P. typically is chosen from the winning team but there has been an instance of a player on the losing team winning the award. This occurred in Super Bowl V when Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys was selected the M.V.P. of Super Bowl. The Cowboys lost the game to the Baltimore Colts by a score of 16-13.

Why does the Super Bowl use Roman numerals?

The Super Bowl has used Roman numerals since Super Bowl V, which took place in 1971. Lamar Hunt, then owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, is credited with introducing the idea. The initial four Super Bowls were retroactively changed to reflect the move to Roman numerals.

Since 1971, the only Super Bowl to not feature Roman numerals was Super Bowl 50.

What team has won the most Super Bowls?

The most Super Bowl wins by a single team is six. Two teams share the mark, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers each have five Super Bowl victories of their own.

Which teams have not won a Super Bowl?

There are 12 teams that have yet to win a Super Bowl. They are the

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Detroit Lions
  • Houston Texans
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Tennessee Titans

Of the 12, the Browns, Lions, Texans, and Jaguars have yet to make an appearance in the Super Bowl.

Who has appeared in the most Super Bowls?

The New England Patriots have appeared in an NFL record, 11 Super Bowls. The first appearance was in 1986, Super Bowl 20, a loss against the Chicago Bears. Their most recent appearance was last season, Super Bowl 53, a win against the Los Angeles Rams. The Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Denver Broncos are second with eight appearances each.

Full List of Super Bowl Winners

Super Bowl GameWinning TeamLosing TeamScoreMVPYearVenueLocation
Super Bowl IGreen Bay PackersKansas City Chiefs35-10Bart StarrJanuary 15, 1967Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California
Super Bowl IIGreen Bay PackersOakland Raiders33-14Bart StarrJanuary 14, 1968Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida
Super Bowl IIINew York JetsBaltimore Colts16-7Joe NamathJanuary 12, 1969Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida
Super Bowl IVKansas City ChiefsMinnesota Vikings23-7Len DawsonJanuary 11, 1970Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl VBaltimore ColtsDallas Cowboys16-13Chuck HowleyJanuary 17, 1971Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida
Super Bowl VIDallas CowboysMiami Dolphins24-3Roger StaubachJanuary 16, 1972Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl VIIMiami DolphinsWashington Redskins14-7Jake ScottJanuary 14, 1973Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, California
Super Bowl VIIIMiami DolphinsMinnesota Vikings24-7Larry CsonkaJanuary 13, 1974Rice StadiumHouston, Texas
Super Bowl IXPittsburgh SteelersMinnesota Vikings16-6Franco HarrisJanuary 12, 1975Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XPittsburgh SteelersDallas Cowboys21-17Lynn SwannJanuary 18, 1976Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida
Super Bowl XIOakland RaidersMinnesota Vikings32-14Fred BiletnikoffJanuary 9, 1977Rose BowlPasadena, California
Super Bowl XIIDallas CowboysDenver Broncos27-10Harvey Martin/Randy WhiteJanuary 15, 1978Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XIIIPittsburgh SteelersDallas Cowboys35-31Terry BradshawJanuary 21, 1979Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida
Super Bowl XIVPittsburgh SteelersLos Angeles Rams31-19Terry BradshawJanuary 20, 1980Rose BowlPasadena, California
Super Bowl XVOakland RaidersPhiladelphia Eagles27-10Jim PlunkettJanuary 25, 1981Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XVISan Francisco '49ersCincinnati Bengals26-21Joe MontanaJanuary 24, 1982Pontiac SilverdomePontiac, Michigan
Super Bowl XVIIWashington RedskinsMiami Dolphins27-17John RigginsJanuary 30, 1983Rose BowlPasadena, California
Super Bowl XVIIILos Angeles RaidersWashington Redskins38-9Marcus AllenJanuary 22, 1984Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida
Super Bowl XIXSan Francisco '49ersMiami Dolphins38-16Joe MontanaJanuary 20, 1985Stanford StadiumStanford, California
Super Bowl XXChicago BearsNew England Patriots46-10Richard DentJanuary 26, 1986Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XXINew York GiantsDenver Broncos39-20Phil SimmsJanuary 25, 1987Rose BowlPasadena, California
Super Bowl XXIIWashington RedskinsDenver Broncos42-10Doug WilliamsJanuary 31, 1988San Diego–Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, California
Super Bowl XXIIISan Francisco '49ersCincinnati Bengals20-16Jerry RiceJanuary 22, 1989Joe Robbie StadiumMiami, Florida
Super Bowl XXIVSan Francisco '49ersDenver Broncos55-10Joe MontanaJanuary 28, 1990Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XXVNew York GiantsBuffalo Bills20-19Ottis AndersonJanuary 27, 1991Tampa StadiumTampa, Florida
Super Bowl XXVIWashington RedskinsBuffalo Bills37-24Mark RypienJanuary 26, 1992MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota
Super Bowl XXVIIDallas CowboysBuffalo Bills52-17Troy AikmanJanuary 31, 1993Rose BowlPasadena, California
Super Bowl XVIIIDallas CowboysBuffalo Bills30-13Emmitt SmithJanuary 30, 1994Georgia DomeAtlanta, Georgia
Super Bowl XXIXSan Francisco '49ersSan Diego Chargers49-26Steve YoungJanuary 29, 1995Joe Robbie StadiumMiami, Florida
Super Bowl XXXDallas CowboysPittsburgh Steelers27-17Larry BrownJanuary 28, 1996Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona
Super Bowl XXXIGreen Bay PackersNew England Patriots35-21Desmond HowardJanuary 26, 1997Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XXXIIDenver BroncosGreen Bay Packers31-24Terrell DavisJanuary 25, 1998Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, California
Super Bowl XXXIIIDenver BroncosAtlanta Falcons34-19John ElwayJanuary 31, 1999Pro Player StadiumMiami, Florida
Super Bowl XXXIVSt. Louis RamsTennessee Titans23-16Kurt WarnerJanuary 30, 2000Georgia DomeAtlanta, Georgia
Super Bowl XXXVBaltimore RavensNew York Giants34-7Ray LewisJanuary 28, 2001Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida
Super Bowl XXXVINew England PatriotsSt Louis Rams20-17Tom BradyFebruary 3, 2002Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XXXVIITampa Bay BuccaneersOakland Raiders48-21Dexter JacksonJanuary 26, 2003Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, California
Super Bowl XXXVIIINew England PatriotsCarolina Panthers32-29Tom BradyFebruary 1, 2004Reliant StadiumHouston, Texas
Super Bowl XXXIXNew England PatriotsPhiladelphia Eagles24-21Deion BranchFebruary 6, 2005Alltel StadiumJacksonville, Florida
Super Bowl XLPittsburgh SteelersSeattle Seahawks21-10Hines WardFebruary 5, 2006Ford FieldDetroit, Michigan
Super Bowl XLIIndianapolis ColtsChicago Bears29-17Peyton ManningFebruary 4, 2007Dolphin StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida
Super Bowl XLIINew York GiantsNew England Patriots17-14Eli ManningFebruary 3, 2008University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Arizona
Super Bowl XLIIIPittsburgh SteelersArizona Cardinals27-23Santonio HolmesFebruary 1, 2009Raymond James StadiumTampa, Florida
Super Bowl XLIVNew Orleans SaintsIndianapolis Colts31-17Drew BreesFebruary 7, 2010Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida
Super Bowl XLVGreen Bay PackersPittsburgh Steelers31-25Aaron RodgersFebruary 6, 2011Cowboys StadiumArlington, Texas
Super Bowl XLVINew York GiantsNew England Patriots21-17Eli ManningFebruary 5, 2012Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, Indiana
Super Bowl XLVIIBaltimore RavensSan Francisco '49ers34-31Joe FlaccoFebruary 3, 2013Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, Louisiana
Super Bowl XLVIIISeattle SeahawksDenver Broncos43-8Malcolm SmithFebruary 2, 2014MetLife StadiumEast Rutherford, New Jersey
Super Bowl XLIXNew England PatriotsSeattle Seahawks28-24Tom BradyFebruary 1, 2015University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, Arizona
Super Bowl 50Denver BroncosCarolina Panthers24-10Von MillerFebruary 7, 2016Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, California
Super Bowl LINew England PatriotsAtlanta Falcons34-28Tom BradyFebruary 5, 2017NRG StadiumHouston, Texas
Super Bowl LIIPhiladelphia EaglesNew England Patriots41-33Nick FolesFebruary 4, 2018U.S. Bank StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota
Super Bowl LIIINew England PatriotsLos Angeles Rams13-3Julian EdelmanFebruary 3, 2019Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, Georgia
Super Bowl LIVKansas City ChiefsSan Francisco 49ers31-20Patrick MahomesFebruary 2, 2020Hard Rock StadiumMiami, Florida

Who has the most Super Bowl losses?

The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos have lost the most Super Bowls with five a piece. The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills each have suffered four defeats in the Super Bowl. Both teams are 0-4 in Super Bowl games.

Which player has won the most Super Bowls?

The player with the most Super Bowl wins is Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots. Brady has six Super Bowl wins in his career. The next highest total is five Super Bowl victories by Charles Hailey. Hailey won twice with the San Francisco 49ers and three with the Dallas Cowboys.

Which coach has won the most Super Bowls?

The most Super Bowl victories by a coach belongs to Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, with a total of eight. Belichick won six as the head coach of the Patriots and twice as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. Belichick’s eight victories are the most of any person in NFL Super Bowl history.

Which player has won the most Super Bowl M.V.P.’s?

Tom Brady has won the most Super Bowl M.V.P. awards with four. Joe Montana, former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has won three M.V.P. awards.

Of the 53 previous Super Bowls, the M.V.P. award has been given to a quarterback on 29 occasions. The next closest position groups are the running backs and wide receivers who have won seven a piece. Super Bowl XII saw co-M.V.P. winners as Harvey Martin and Randy White shared the honor when the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos.

How is the Super Bowl M.V.P. selected?

The Super Bowl M.V.P. is selected by a vote of 16 media and broadcast members at the game, in addition to a fan vote conducted during the game. The fan aspect was added to the voting process during Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.

Media voters are asked to vote in the game’s final minutes and are allowed to nominate one player from each team.

Would you like to experience the 2021 Super Bowl? We’d love to help you get there. Contact one of our Sports Travel Specialists to see what your ultimate sports travel experience could look like.

Ryan Adverderada

About the Author

Ryan Adverderada

Ryan Adverderada is currently the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Arizona Cardinals and Full Press Coverage San Francisco 49ers. He has covered the NFL for various sites such as Full Press Coverage, Cover32, and Pro Football Guru. Ryan spent three years working in the Promotions department and as an online contributor for the ESPN Radio affiliate in Hawaii, KKEA 1420AM.

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