Attending the Super Bowl in 2021 will be a totally unique experience. This will be one of the largest events being help since the outbreak of the coronavirus. But organizers, state officials, and local officials have partnered with the CDC to ensure the safety of those in attendance.
Whether you have the opportunity to attend this year’s NFL Super Bowl in person or will be watching it on television, we have all the details you need to know about this year’s event. From tailgating and pre-game festivities to opening night and the halftime show, here is everything you need to know about Super Bowl LV.
Super Bowl LV will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. This is just a 20-minute drive from our Uptown Suites location at 9321 Everhart Rd in Riverview, FL. We offer competitive nightly and weekly rates so you can stay in town as long as you’d like and enjoy all the football fun.
This year’s NFL Super Bowl is on February 7 with kick-off at 6:30pm, but the pregame festivities will start at 2:30pm. If you aren’t attending in person this year, CBS will be broadcasting Super Bowl 55.
Raymond James Stadium can hold up to 75,000 people. But to maintain proper distances between fans, only 14,500 tickets are being sold to fans this year. Also, 7,500 vaccinated health care workers have been invited to attend the game at no charge. The NFL has announced numerous precautions and safety protocols that have been put into place to protect the staff and attendees of the 2021 Super Bowl. Tickets and Packages may still be purchased.
The National Anthem will be sung by Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan at this year’s Super Bowl. Eric Church is a Billboard chart-topping country artist, and Jazmine Sullivan is a singer-songwriter who has topped Billboard’s R&B and Hip Hop charts.
The Super Bowl Halftime Show headliner for 2021 is The Weekend, a multi-award winning artist and named one of the most influential people in 2020 by Time magazine.
During the week leading up to the Super Bowl, fans can attend the Super Bowl Experience, the NFL’s interactive football theme park. This continuous event surrounding Super Bowl LV will take place at several parks along the 2.7-mile Tampa Riverwalk.
Hours of operation for the park are as follows:
Friday, Jan. 29, 2021: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021: 10am – 8pm
Monday, Feb. 1, 2021: CLOSED (Super Bowl Opening Night)
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021: CLOSED
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021: 3pm – 10pm
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021: 3pm -10pm
Friday, Feb. 5, 2021: 10am – 10pm
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021: 10am – 10pm
Events during the Super Bowl Experience include youth football clinics, games, photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, virtual autograph sessions with NFL players, and virtual reality experiences including a 40-yd dash and vertical jump content against NFL players. The NFL Shop will have merchandise available for sale also.
Access to the Super Bowl Experience is FREE every day. Fans who want to attend are instructed to download the NFL OnePass app to reserve their session time. You can start reserving your FREE tickets around Jan. 19, 2021. Cloth face coverings will be required for entrance into the Super Bowl Experience, and only credit cards will be accepted for purchases.
The next big event will be held on Monday, February 1st. Super Bowl Opening Night will be a virtual event for 2021. This is the first time the players and coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have the chance to interact with one another and the media.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Players Tailgate Tampa has been canceled. But new for this year is the TikTok Tailgate party. This exclusive pre-game party is being held for the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers attending the Super Bowl. This party will include live performances by multiple artists, special guest appearances from the NFL, gameday cooking specials, and more.
The headliner for the TikTok Tailgate party will be Miley Cyrus. H.E.R., a Grammy-nominated R&B artist, will also perform a rendition of America The Beautiful during the event. A full live stream of this event can be watched via @NFL on TikTok starting at 2:30pm on February 7th. Portions of the live pre-game show will be broadcasted on CBS.
Even though Super Bowl 2021 will be different, it is still a time that football fans come together and enjoy their favorite sport on its biggest stage. Whether you plan to watch from your room, attend the pre-game parties, or snagged a seat at this year’s Super Bowl, we hope you will stay safe and have fun.
If you haven’t yet booked your accommodations for Super Bowl week, be sure to check out our exclusive suites. We are a pet-friendly hotel with full kitchens and 43” Smart HDTVs in each room. We’ll see you at Super Bowl LV!