- 1 How to Score Super Bowl Tickets
- 2 The Super Bowl Halftime Show
- 3 How to Watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream Online
- 4 How to Watch the Super Bowl on Your Smartphones or Tablets
- 5 Super Bowl Predictions
- 6 Superbowl 2021 ODDs provided by various betting websites are as follows:
- 7 Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream Information Video:
What is the Super Bowl?
Here is a full guide on how you will watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream online or cable TV.
For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years, the Super Bowl or the big game is the championship game of the National Football League of the USA.
It is played between the respective champions of the AFC – (American Football Conference) and the NFC – (National Football Conference). Every year the event is held on the first Sunday of February.
It attracts one of the largest television viewership for an annual sporting event second only to the UEFA Champion’s League Final. The 2020 edition, Super Bowl LIV for example attracted an average television viewership of 102 million.
The Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream is touted to be one of the most highly awaited games of the year. The winner of the Super Bowl is considered to be the de facto world champions due to the lack of any competition or counter-claims.
Super Bowl LV: Important Details
- Super Bowl LV Kick-off time – 6:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
- Date – Sunday, February 7, 2021
- Venue – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa FL
- Broadcasting Partner – CBS Network
How to Score Super Bowl Tickets
The Super Bowl tickets are highly coveted and getting a ticket to the big game is close to impossible for average fans. The NFL distributes the majority of the tickets to the 32 contending NFL teams which mostly goes to the players, staff, and their friends and family.
The remaining is divided between NFL partners, sponsors, and media. A small percentage of the tickets are available bundled along with various hospitality packages provided by NFL On Location or other third party vendors.
These packages include entry to exclusive pre-game and post-game events, the player meets and fan interactions, hotel stay, food and drink for the duration of stay, etc.
Tickets are distributed to the various NFL teams as follows:
- 17.5% to the NFC Champion
- 17.5% to the AFC Champion
- 5% to the host team
- 34.8% distributed among the remaining 29 teams i.e. 1.2% per team
The majority of these tickets go to the players, staff, and their friends and family. The remaining tickets are given via lottery to some of the holders of the respective teams’ season tickets.
Official NFL On Location ticket packages can be bought here.
Tickets can also be scored from the secondary market which consists of tickets sold by other people. The tickets obtained through this method are several times more expensive than the original ticket face value.
Online platforms like SeatGeek and StubHub work by connecting Super Bowl ticket buyers with those who want to sell their primary tickets for some other reasons.
Last year the average ticket resale prices were up to ten times that of the original ticket face value. The bottom line though is that the tickets for the Super Bowl LV will be very difficult and/ or very expensive to obtain.
Hotels in Tampa
Super Bowl LV is scheduled to take place in Raymond James ‘Ray Jay’ Stadium in Tampa, Florida. This will be the fifth Super Bowl hosted by the Tampa Bay area.
And the third hosted at the Ray Jay Stadium, courtesy of the sun-kissed Florida weather and renovation of the Raymond James Stadium worth an impressive 160 million dollars.
There is an abundance of hotels for all budgets in Tampa Bay. However, it is recommended that you make your reservations and travel arrangements well in advance since the Super Bowl brings a large number of visitors from the United States.
Also, you are advised to go through the Florida Covid-19 related travel advisory notices here and here. The following is a categorical list of top-rated hotels near the Raymond James Stadium:
- Luxury and Upscale Hotels:
- Casa SoHo
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa
- Hotel Haya
- Tampa Marriot Water Street
- The CURRENT Hotel, Autograph Collection
- Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
- AC Hotel – Marriott Tampa Airport
- Le Meridien Tampa
- Midscale Hotels:
- Hampton Inn & Suites (Avion Park/ Westshore/ Tampa Airport)
- Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/ Westshore
- West Wing Hotel, Ascend Hotel Collection
- Four Points Sheraton Suites (Westshore/ Tampa Airport)
- Fairfield Inn & Suites (Westshore/ Tampa Airport)
- Budget Hotels:
- Sleep Inn & Suites (Tampa South)
- La Quinta Inn (Tampa Airport)
- Motel 6 – Tampa, FL – Fairgrounds
Near the Venue; Places of Interest
Tampa Bay Area and Florida in general is well-established as a popular tourist location. The State of Florida attracted a record breaking 131.4 million out-of-state tourists in 2019.
I would highly recommend a CityPASS if you plan to visit any of the tourist locations in the days leading up to the Super Bowl and after.
With the world evolving to prevent the spread of the COVID pandemic, note that most restaurants and bars will operate under limited seating with an emphasis on takeout and outdoor seating.
Also, safety protocols including social distancing and wearing face masks will be mandatory at all public places.
- Busch Gardens:
Busch Gardens Tampa is an African Wilderness themed park located in Tampa, Florida.
It is famous for its Serengeti Safari that manages to recreate the wilderness of the African Savannah in Tanzania without the exorbitant price tag that comes with an African Safari.
- Museum of Science and Industry:
This museum is a scientific centre that promotes exploration and learning all aspects of science and technology.
Exhibits include extreme weather habitat exposure, a built to scale replica of the Mercury spacecraft. It also has an IMAX theatre and an interesting ropes adventure course.
- Florida Aquarium:
The Florida Aquarium is a must-see place for every ocean enthusiast. Its prime exhibits include a pair of Burmese Pythons, a 60-foot long coral garden filled with a kaleidoscope of the most colorful tropical fish, Barracuda Sharks, and exotic varieties of Otters.
- Tampa Riverwalk:
The Tampa Riverwalk is a bustling esplanade lined by cute riverside cafes, designer boutiques, various museums and cultural landmarks. This 2.4 mile stretch is great for walking, jogging, biking, strolling and simply wandering around.
- Ybor City:
Home to the United States’ oldest cigar-making families, this part of the Tampa Bay Area boasts a rich Latin culture and history.
It is historically famous for the manufacture of the famed Cuban cigars and also for the large immigrant community and Cuban restaurants.
The Super Bowl Week
The Super Bowl is never just about the game anymore. These days it is just like any other major cultural festival bringing together many of the A-Listers and celebrities as well as reputed executives and industry CEOs.
As a result, the Super Bowl is accompanied by a week of extravagant galas, exclusive VIP only parties, and a week of splurging and indulgence.
The Super Bowl VIP parties hosted by Playboy, Sports Illustrated. Also, The Rolling Stone are some of the most highly sought-after of the year.
Celebrities such as Shaquille O’Neal, Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, Post Malone, Black Eyed Peas, Marshmello, DJ Khaled, Harry Styles, Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny performed.
At various concerts and parties held in and around Hard Rock Stadium during the Super Bowl LIV week.
The Superbowl Experience is a football theme park that is opened to visitors during the Super Bowl week.
For the first time in Superbowl history, the Super Bowl LV Experience will be free for all attendees. Julian B. Lane Park in Tampa will house NFL’s football theme park experience this season.
Fans will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to meet and collect autographs from their favorite players and football legends.
Visitors will also be able to take photos with the iconic Vince Lombard trophy that will be presented to the victorious team and buy authentic NFL merchandise from official VISA NFL stores.
The Riverwalk will convert into a Super Bowl amusement park and showcase Tampa Bay Area’s culture and history.
The Players Tailgate at the Super Bowl is reputed to be among the best pre-game experiences. It includes multiple active NFL players, celebrities and guests eat, drink and party before the Super Bowl kick-off time.
The Players Tailgate feature open premium bars with top-shelf drinks and an all you can eat gourmet experience with exotic culinary delights prepared by celebrity chefs.
Previous Super Bowl Players Tailgate parties were hosted by internationally reputed emcees including Sage Steele of ESPN and the chefs included Guy Fieri and Aaron May, two of America’s most recognizable chefs.
On the whole, the Players Tailgate party is a top of the line culinary experience in itself.
The Super Bowl Halftime Show
Just as iconic as the big game is its Halftime Show. It includes very extravagant music performances by pop culture’s most famous stars.
Previous Super Bowl Halftime performances include Maroon V, Coldplay, Aerosmith, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, U2, Prince, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira
NSYNC, Britney Spears, Madonna, Bruce ‘The Boss’ Springsteen, and The E Street Band, Lady Gaga, and of course the ubiquitous Janet Jackson/ Justin Timberlake show of 2004.
Not familiar? Click here. The Super Halftime is an extended show often upwards of thirty minutes as opposed to the twelve-minute halftime of regular NFL games.
The question of who the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show performers are is still wide open. According to popular polls, Pop princess Taylor Swift has the best odds with the release of her surprise album, Folklore.
The other contenders include Florida local girl Ariana Grande, hip hop sensation Drake, UK pop star Adele and singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran.
How Can I Watch the Super Bowl at Home?
Keeping in mind the COVID 19 pandemic and the limited number of seats available at the Ray Jay Stadium most fans will have to watch the big game from their own homes or local sports bars.
The 2021 edition of the Super Bowl will be televised by Viacom CBS Network under the current rotation as per the agreement between CBS, NBC, and Fox Networks.
The Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream is expected to have a much television viewership than any previous Super Bowl. This prediction is a result of the worldwide pandemic and ensuing remote employment of the majority of the workforce.
The Super Bowl also attracts television’s most expensive and creative advertisements due to its extraordinarily high viewership. It costs 5.6 million dollars to books an advertisement slot of 30 seconds at Super Bowl LIV.
To put things into perspective, the average cost for a 30 second nationally aired advertisement in the United States was $115,000 in 2019 according to a Statista report.
The Super Bowl LV Live Stream can be watched in many ways such as a cable subscription, over the top streaming services, official NFL Game Pass subscription, at a local sports bar, or through third party piracy websites and/ or apps.
The Super Bowl 2021 live stream is protected by the US law under Title 17 U.S. Code § 110 and for more legal details about hosting watch parties etc. click here.
However, most private viewing is fine as long as you do not charge admission (compensation for refreshments doesn’t count) and it falls under fair use. A comprehensive guide showing how to watch the Super Bowl in 2021 is given below.
How to Watch the Super Bowl LV Live TV Broadcast
To watch the Super Bowl 2021 live broadcast you must have a cable or OTT subscription to Viacom CBS Sports or one of its affiliates and subsidiaries. A list of television channels that officially broadcast the NFL Super Bowl 2021 live are as follows.
- United States: CBS Sports and Fox Sports
- Canada: CTV2
- UK and Ireland: BBC One (free to air), Sky Sports, Channel 5
- France: TF1
- Switzerland and Germany: SAT1
- Mexico: ESPN Deportes (Spanish only), Azteca, Fox Sports and Televisa
- Austria: Puls4
- South Africa: Super Sport
- Australia: Kayo Sports, Channel 7
- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland: Viasat Sport
- Italy: Italia
- Czech Republic: Sport2
- Middle East and North Africa: OSN
How to Watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream Online
Some of you may not have access to any of the channels that telecast the Super Bowl in your region or there may not be any telecaster altogether. Wherever you located you can always watch this Big NFL Final Game online.
There are both paid and free streaming options with the paid services generally having better streaming resolution and quality.
If you decide to connect with a streaming service that does not operate in your region, you must use a VPN (virtual private network) service to change your virtual location to connect.
VPN facts will be discussed in brief in the below section. There are many different streaming services that will let you watch the Super Bowl live;
The following is the list of the more reliable and recommended services. Note that streaming quality and resolution of the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream will be subject to your internet speed and bandwidth.
Here are some of the paid online sources, where you can watch the Super Bowl.
- NFL Game Pass:
This official service from the NFL is aimed at making it easier for die-hard international fans of American Football.
A Game Pass Pro subscription will allow you to watch every NFL regular season and playoff game including the Super Bowl and also allows you to watch the official NFL live highlights’ reel ‘RedZone’.
This service is available in Mexico and most of Europe and Australia. In the US and Canada however, the Game Pass lets you watch ad-free replays of each game right after their completion and not live.
This service is recommended for hardcore NFL fans who want to watch every game of the season.
- Fox Sports:
It is considered to be the most convenient way to watch the Super Bowl live online. Fox Sports offers 4K UHD/ HDR coverage of the big game.
You can view through the Fox Sports website on your computer or on AppleTV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and Xbox One or through the Fox Sports app compatible with both Android (5.1 and above) and iOS (11 and above).
This service is only available in the United States; however, you can watch the Super Bowl live on Fox Sports from anywhere in the world by using a VPN connection to any US location.
You will need a subscription to Fox Sports to stream the Super Bowl from this service. Alternatively, you will need a subscription to any other streaming service that offers Fox Sports.
FuboTV is a dedicated live sport streaming OTT platform that offers live content from Fox Network, Viacom CBS, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., and ESPN.
This is one of the few OTT platforms that allow you to watch the entire American Football season including league games, knockout stages, and of course the Super Bowl. FuboTV is only can access people of the USA region.
- CBS All Access:
This American streaming service is owned by ViacomCBS. It offers original content, content newly aired on various CBS channels, content from the ViacomCBS library.
And live feed from all channels owned by ViacomCBS including CBS Sports which will air the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream.
This service is compatible with Roku and Chromecast and it also offers mobile apps for both Android and iOS. CBS All Access is a paid service though and you will be charged $9.99 a month with ads and $5.99 without ads.
The British Broadcasting Corporation broadcast the Super Bowl on their free- to- air channel, BBC One.
You can also catch the big game live for free on their BBC Player or TV player or on the BBC app available for both Android and iOS users.
However, the BBC stream is geo-restricted and is only accessible by the people of the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can use any VPN service with a UK server to watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream through BBC.
If you live in Canada, then this is probably the best live sports OTT streaming service for you. A paid DAZN subscription will let you watch live NFL matches for the entire duration including the Super Bowl.
An added perk is that DAZN is the only official streaming service in Canada that has the rights to show the UEFA Champion’s League and the English Premiere League finals.
If you don’t live in Canada and still think that a DAZN subscription is worth it for you, then you must also get a VPN with a server in Canada.
Let us now have a look at some of the online sources, where you can watch the Superbowl for free:
In case, you are willing to watch the Super Bowl 2021 live stream from a tablet, smartphone, or computer, you can watch via FoxSports.com.
Here, you will have to create your profile for which you will require an email address. Creating your profile will allow you to free stream.
This app can be also downloaded from your smartphone. Apple TV and Amazon Fire users can also watch the Super Bowl through the FoxSports app.
- Yahoo Sports:
You can also watch Super Bowl free at the Yahoo Sports app or Yahoo Fantasy Football mobile app.
Other free streaming platforms for watching Super Bowl are:
- Hulu with Live TV (Free trial for one week)
- YouTube TV (Free trial for one week)
- Sling TV (Free trial for seven days)
- AT&T TVNow (Seven days free trial)
- Disney+ (Seven days free trial)
How to Watch the Super Bowl on Your Smartphones or Tablets
If you want to catch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream on your smartphone, the procedure is the same as on your smart TV or computer.
Most of the streaming services listed in the previous section have their own apps compatible with both Android and iOS should you want to watch the championship game on your smartphone or tablet computer.
Again, you must use a VPN service on your smartphone or tablet device as well if you need to circumvent any sort of content restriction or geo-block. The streaming services that have android and iOS apps compatible apps include:
- CBS All Access
- Fox Network
- BBC iPlayer
- NFL Game Pass
- Fox Sports
- Fox Now
- Fox Deportes
- Yahoo Sports
Superbowl Live Stream VPNs and Why You Should Get Them
The Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream and NFL games, in general, are highly geographically controlled and many people outside the USA, Canada, Australia Mexico, and parts of Europe can’t easily watch the Super Bowl from their homes.
Many of you must be familiar and fed up with the infamous ‘This content is not available in your region’ and the even more infamous ‘This video has been blocked due to government guidelines in your region.’
Using a Virtual Private Network or VPN as it is more commonly called, is a simple yet effective way of getting around the geographical limitation of web services.
Netizens regularly use VPNs to change their cyber location in order to view foreign content on OTT platforms such as Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and FuboTV, etc.
Users from countries where the internet is severely restricted; Youtube and many Google services among others are banned in China, social media is banned in Eritrea and Saudi Arabia, and the internet is heavily censored in North Korea, etc.)
VPNs have many more uses apart from helping you to bypass geographical content restrictions; they help you protect your anonymity while surfing the web, they prevent your IP address from being logged whenever you use torrenting software.
They protect you from snooping on untrustworthy Wi-Fi hotspots and many more. In today’s world, buying a VPN plan can be an excellent investment if you regularly use the internet.
Especially if you browse shady websites like torrenting websites, piracy websites, and the like.
There are many different VPNs available on the internet; some of them are free to download and a few of them needs subscription.
Most of them can be used to view American or UK or any other location’s content from anywhere in the world.
From the vast multitude of VPNs available out there we have handpicked a select few which are reliable, fast, and recommended by us.
ProtonVPN is undoubtedly the best free VPN out there. It is brought to you the same company that built the ultra-secure encrypted e-mail service ProtonMail.
Proton Technologies is based out of Switzerland. As a result, all your data is protected by extensive Swiss privacy laws. This is probably the VPN service you should take if you only want it to watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream.
However, it is recommended that you use a VPN service to protect your online privacy. In addition to unblocking content restrictions on streaming services.
If you want higher internet speeds, ProtonVPN has a paid option too that provides additional privacy features and higher speeds.
ProtonVPN has servers in the United States, Mexico, Canada, UK, and 51 other countries so you can stream the Super Bowl with ease.
For streaming at higher resolutions, you should preferably have the premium version or one of the paid VPNs below.
- Surfshark VPN:
This is one of the best VPNs with a clean interface on the market these days. Surfshark VPN has very fast speeds however it charges you close to $13 per month.
This VPN has a highly discounted two-year package. But it is recommended to give the shorter plan a trial first to see if you are satisfied with the service first.
It also allows you to use its servers from 57 different countries including the US and the UK.
- Mullvad VPN:
This is another highly rated VPN service. It is somewhat cheaper compared to the remaining VPNs on this list and requires you to pay €5 a month.
ExpressVPN is arguably the best premium VPN in the market today. It delivers the complete package of speed, military grade security, configurable privacy features and, most importantly, great reliability.
This service bills you $12 a month but it is absolutely worth it. ExpressVPN removes almost all geo-blocks and content restrictions including those of FuboTV, Hulu, Netflix, Disney Plus and more.
Even if you aren’t very tech-savvy, chances are that you’ve probably heard of NordVPN; what with all the advertisements and sponsorship deals.
It is the most recognizable VPN brand in the world and has the performance to boot. This service also bills you $12 each month but gives you substantial discounts for longer plans.
Super Bowl Predictions
The Super Bowl holds the United States record for the most money spent gambling on a sporting event. ‘Who will win the Superbowl 2021?’ is a question that trends around January and February every year.
Keep in mind that the predictions listed here are just that; predictions. Since we are still in the preliminary stage of the NFL. The odds given here are still highly uncertain. After all, everyone loves an underdog victory.
The current favorites for the Super Bowl title race include the current defending champions Kansas City Chiefs led by 2018 MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Baltimore Ravens and their quarterback Lamar Jackson who was MVP last season. The New Orleans Saints led by veteran quarterback Drew Brees and home team Tampa Bay Buccaneers with arguably the greatest player of all-time three-time NFL MVP Tom Brady.
Superbowl 2021 ODDs provided by various betting websites are as follows:
|Kansas City Chiefs||+550||+350||+350|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||+1600||+650||+650|
|Green Bay Packers||+3000||+1400||+1200|
|New Orleans Saints||+1100||+1400||+1300|
|Los Angeles Rams||+4000||+2800||+2700|
|San Francisco 49ers||+1100||+3300||+5500|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+6500||+6000||+5000|
|New England Patriots||+2200||+8000||+12000|
|Los Angeles Chargers||+3000||+15000||+20000|
|Washington Football Team||+10000||+15000||+40000|
|New York Giants||+15000||+50000||+50000|
|New York Jets||+10000||+150000||+200000|
Super Bowl FAQs
- What time does Super Bowl start?
The super bowl kick-off time is 6:30PM ET (Eastern Standard Time) or 11:30PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
- What day is the Super Bowl?
The Super Bowl will be played on a Sunday
- Who is favoured to win the Super Bowl LV?
The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the current favourites to win the Super Bowl LV
- Who won the Super Bowl 2020 last year?
The Kansas City Chiefs won last year’s edition of the Super Bowl
- What Super Bowl is this year?
The 2021 Super Bowl will be the 55th edition of the iconic championship game and is stylized as Super Bowl LV
- How many people watch the Super Bowl?
Almost 102 million people watched the Super Bowl live last edition
- Where is the Super Bowl this year?
Superbowl 2021 LV will be held in Tampa , FL
- When does the Super Bowl start?
- The super bowl kick-off time is 6:30PM ET (Eastern Standard Time) or 11:30PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
- How long is the super bowl?
The Super Bowl is generally 4 hours long. A regular game of American football has 1 hour of play with four quarters consisting of fifteen minutes each.
This is extended due to spiking the ball, running out of bounds, pre-game, commercial breaks, timeouts, etc.
Also, the Super Bowl has extended commercial breaks and an extended halftime show with a duration of 30 minutes as opposed to the usual 12 minutes.
- When is Super Bowl Sunday in 2021?
Super Bowl Sunday in 2021 falls on February 7
- What is Super Bowl 2021 date?
The Super Bowl 2021 will be played on February 7, 2021
- Can I watch the Super Bowl online?
Yes, you definitely can; click here to find out how
- How to watch the Super Bowl online for free?
- Click here to find out where you can watch the Super Bowl online for free
- Where to watch the Super Bowl online?
Click here to get the link where you can watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream online
- What channel is the Super Bowl on this year?
The rights to televise the Super Bowl LV belong to CBS Network, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS
- Can I watch the Super Bowl on Hulu?
Yes, you can watch the Super Bowl live on Hulu as long as you have a valid subscription.
- How can I buy Superbowl ticket online?
You can buy a Super Bowl ticket online as part of a Super Bowl ticket bundle from NFL On Location or a third-party vendor or else you can buy a secondary Super Bowl ticket from a ticket reseller platform like SeatGeek or StubHub for a hefty premium.
- How to Watch Superbowl 2021 Livestream without a Cable Subscription?
To find out how to watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream without a cable subscription, click here
- How to Live Stream the Super Bowl from Anywhere?
To watch the Super Bowl 2021 Live Stream in regions where the stream is geo-blocked, you must use a VPN service in order to change your cyber location to somewhere the stream is allowed