The Superbowl is one of the biggest football (soccer) games of the year. It’s just one of the many traditions American sports have adopted from the UK. In Canada, we celebrate the National Hockey League (NHL) all year long, so we have an excuse to be more excited about the Superbowl than American sports fans. In the UK, the excitement begins in June when the Premier League season kicks off. But it doesn’t stop there – the World Cup in soccer is also very exciting, especially since you get to follow the national teams of each country you care about. But what are the odds of heading to the UK to watch the Superbowl this year? Let’s take a quick peek at the history books to find out.
How Did the Superbowl Get Its Name?
The NFL (National Football League) was originally called the American Professional Football Association (APFA). The first Superbowl was held in January 1968, a month before the culmination of the AFL (American Football League) season. The game was created in order to bring the NFL and the existing AFL competitions together. Because the matches were decided by the points gained through both competitions, the first Superbowl was decided by a golden goal system. It was played at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, and the winning team was the Los Angeles Rams, who defeated the Minnesota Vikings 16–14.
How Do I Buy Tickets for the Superbowl?
The Superbowl is one of the most popular sporting events in the world and is definitely one of the most popular in the United States. It’s so popular that it’s sold out for many years. Due to its popularity, tickets for the Superbowl become a hot commodity and are often resold at a huge markup. If you want to attend the game, you’ll need to purchase them in advance.
The easiest way to buy tickets for the Superbowl is through the secondary market. You’ll find many websites that offer tickets for the Superbowl at inflated prices. Be careful and don’t fall for scams where the “tickets” are actually fake. Another way to get the best seats is to contact the venue directly and ask for their VIP (very important person) area. You’ll get a better view and have the opportunity to meet and connect with famous people. It’s always better to contact the venue directly and ask about their corporate seats or luxury boxes. You’ll have a better chance at getting what you want without having to pay inflated prices on websites.
What Time Does the Superbowl Start and How Long Does It Go?
The most exciting time of the Superbowl is undoubtedly during the first half. After all, it’s a game you follow passionately, and you want to see as much action as possible. The second half of the game is when the excitement dies down and the officials begin to call penalties and make rulings. The Superbowl traditionally starts at 6:30pm ET (5:30pm CT and 3:30pm PT) and goes for four hours. The game ends at around midnight, so you’ll need to start thinking about what to do after the game. Are you going to a party at a bar or are you planning to go home?
When Is the Next Superbowl?
The next Superbowl will be held in February 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The venue will be newly-renovated Nissan Stadium. Unfortunately, much like the previous Superbowl, tickets for this game will go quickly, so if you want to attend, you’ll need to hurry.
Despite its popularity, the Superbowl isn’t always easy to get to. For example, the Los Angeles Rams had to cancel many of their home games because of the large number of people who wanted to attend. It’s not always easy traveling to such a big event, especially if you’re not a local. So if you’re ever lucky enough to get a ticket, make sure you go all the way!