It’s officially Super Bowl Sunday, meaning millions across the United States are getting their buffalo wings and pizza orders in, stacking up on the beer, and placing their bets ahead of the biggest NFL game of the year. This evening, we’ll get to see the Kansas City Chiefs go up against the Philadelphia Eagles in what we’re hoping to be a thrilling event. Not only are the two teams great this year, but we’ll also see Rihanna return to the stage for her highly anticipated Halftime Show!
It’s been confirmed trailers for movies such as The Flash and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will premiere during the Super Bowl commercials, and we’re sure we’ll be getting some surprise announcements and sneak peeks as well. Overall, it’ll be a night you don’t want to miss, whether you’re tuning in to watch football or just for the pop culture moments that’ll go down.
Though NFL games traditionally last for 60 minutes, commercials, extra time, and other factors make the viewing experience much longer. And for the Super Bowl, the game absolutely cannot end in a tie. So how long will the Chiefs and Eagles game last tonight? Here’s what we know!
How long is the Super Bowl tonight?
Super Bowl LVII will start tonight, Sunday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. EST on FOX. Based on previous Super Bowl games, we can expect tonight’s event to last anywhere from three to four hours long, which includes the Halftime Show and commercials. Of course, there could always be extra time added on top of that.
According to ABC, the longest Super Bowl in the last 10 years took place in 2013, where the game lasted 4 hours and 15 minutes. That year, there was a power outage at the stadium in New Orleans which led to a delay of over 30 minutes. Remember when the power went out at the Super Bowl? Yup, that was that year.
Given all of that information, we can assume tonight’s Super Bowl will end sometime between 9:30 p.m. EST and 10:30 p.m. EST. There’s a chance it could run longer, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, that timeframe should be correct. We’ll be sure to update this post tonight if it looks like the game will indeed run longer.
Fingers crossed this year’s Super Bowl is an event worth watching tonight! We’re sure it will be.