Looking Forward to Championship Sunday

What to expect from Super Bowl 53

Kendall Hudson, Productivity Manager

The Super Bowl is the final game of the season put on by the NFL which brings together two teams. One from the American Football Conference (AFC) and one from the National Football Conference (NFC). The first Super Bowl ever played which ultimately gave way for the popularity of the National Football League; January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, a game that will go down in history.

According to History, the NFL merger which brought together the American Football League and the National Football League was announced on June 8, 1966. Although the two leagues did not fully combine until the 1970 season, the first Super Bowl was played at the end of the 1967 season.

Fifty-three seasons later, the Super Bowl is not just football-focused anymore. Although championship Sunday will bring one winner and one loser from the sport, the game now holds popularity regarding music, commercial advertisements, and economic boom.

Since the game is more than football, the Pepsi Halftime show is a famous tradition for the sport. This year, according to People, Maroon 5 will be sharing the stage with Travis Scott and Big Boi. Sports Illustrated also shared that the halftime show last season had 106.6 million viewers.

Commercials can be viewed by those watching over television when the game is not being played. Another Sports Illustrated article demonstrates that the average price to air an advertisement was a charge of $5 million.

SBNation is a site which gives any information regarding the big game. They also have links to every commercial aired during last season’s game.  

Sports Illustrated showed that Super Bowl 52 (2018) averaged 103.4 million viewers. The number of viewers for this year is expected to be relatively similar.

This year, the big game is taking place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The NFL Playoffs have concluded to which the New England patriots will be facing off in their third straight Super Bowl appearance against the Los Angeles Rams.

Super Bowl 53 will be taking place on Sunday, February 3 It is  sure to be home to nothing less than a once in a lifetime adventure for those attending, and a fun filled football tradition for those staying at home. 2019 should be nothing short of eventful when it comes to both the sport and an economic boom. Super Bowl Sunday could not come any sooner.