The 2011 Super Bowl will start this afternoon at 3:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time. That got me thinking…does the Super Bowl always start at the same time? So I did some digging around, and here are some interesting things that I found out about when and where the Super Bowl takes place.
The Super Bowl always starts at about the same time (give or take a half an hour). The Super Bowl is always played on the last Sunday in January or the first Sunday in February.
The host city for the Super Bowl is predetermined a few years in advance to give the host city time to get the stadium ready, and the city ready, for the swarms of visitors that will be arriving the week before the big game. Each city with an NFL team gets a shot at hosting the Super Bowl.
Although Super Bowl host cities are chosen years in advance, no team has ever played in the Super Bowl on its home turf.
The first Super Bowl game ever played in February was in 2002. This was due to the date being moved back a week because of the terrorist attacks of September 11.
The national anthem, pre-game and the half time shows always include the top performers and entertainers in the country.
As we all know, some of the best commercials are shown during the Super Bowl. Big companies spend millions and millions of dollars on advertising campaigns for ads to be released during the televised Super Bowl since it’s one of the most highly watched programs on TV every year.
For more information about today’s Super Bowl, check out The Mommyologist’s post with all the details about the big game, and how you can watch it online!