Super Bowl LVII is quickly approaching with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs meeting in Arizona for the opportunity to take home the Lombardi Trophy. While some may already have their tickets for the big game, many are still waiting for their opportunity to potentially secure tickets to the big game.
Perhaps you were lucky enough to get a ticket or perhaps you’re just wanting to learn more about The Big Game? We did some research and this is what you need to know about Super Bowl LVII. If you’re not attending the big game, don’t miss out on your chance to bet on it either. The Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting days of the year and you can do so by betting on the best Arizona Sportsbooks for Super Bowl 57.
Where and when:
Super Bowl LVII this year will take place on Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. EST and 4:30 p.m. local time at State Farm Stadium, home of the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, AZ. It will be the fourth time in Super Bowl history that it will be played in Arizona with Super Bowl XXX in 1996, Super Bowl XLII in 2008, and Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 previously being held in the state. Super Bowl XXX in 1996 was held at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona while Super Bowls XLII and Super Bowl XLIX were both held at State Farm Stadium.
Who will be playing?
It will be the NFC Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles and the AFC Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs playing in a game that has plenty of storylines. For starters, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spent the first half of his Hall of Fame career in Philadelphia, leading the Eagles to multiple NFC Championship Game appearances and one Super Bowl before being fired and going to Kansas City. Additionally, it also is the first Super Bowl matchup between a pair of brothers in Eagles center Jason Kelce and Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce. Finally, it will also be the first Super Bowl matchup that features two black starting quarterbacks with Jalen Hurts of the Eagles and Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs.
As of Monday, January 30, the Eagles are as big as a two-point favorite over the Chiefs with the over/under set at 49.5.
What to know about State Farm Stadium:
Previously known as Cardinals Stadium for two months and the University of Phoenix Stadium from 2006-2018, State Farm Stadium is in its 17th season of operation after being opened on August 1, 2006. The ground was broken for the stadium nearly 20 years ago in April of 2003 and cost at the time $455 million to make. In 2023 the stadium would cost over $717.7 million to build.
The stadium is 16 miles away from downtown Phoenix, so if you are traveling to the Super Bowl, you will need to either bring your car, rent a car, or be ready to take a taxi, Uber, etc to the stadium.
The stadium holds an official capacity of 63,400 but has the ability to hold up to 78,600 with standing-room capacity. For reference, Super Bowl XLIX in 2008 between the New York Giants and New England Patriots had an attendance of 71,101 while Super Bowl XLIX had an attendance of 70,288.
The stadium is also unique in that the field is completely retractable and can be rolled out of the stadium. The stadium also has a retractable roof, one of five retractable roofs in the NFL.
The stadium also hosts various amenities including the BetMGM Sportsbook, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar, Heritage at Sportsman’s Park which features a beer garden, the Great Lawn, and Big Red Brew Haus, among other features.
Additionally, it’s worth noting that ticketing at State Farm Stadium is purely digital, and parking is also done digitally. All payments inside the stadium are made through credit card, tap pay, or other contactless payments.
Like throughout the NFL, State Farm Stadium has a strict bag policy. Guests are allowed small clutch bags or wallets but are allowed bigger bags if they are clear bags that do not exceed 12x12x6.
Food selection at State Farm Stadium:
While food selection may change a bit since it is the Super Bowl, State Farm Stadium offers many of your normal sporting event foods. Hot dogs, chicken tenders, hamburgers, popcorn, pretzels, water, soft drinks, beers and other alcohol. It also offers twists of local cuisine throughout as well if you’re looking to get a more unique flavor out of your food.
Unique offerings include the Cardinals “Red Dog” which is 22 inches long as well as a variety of tacos, salads, and wraps. The stadium also provides various vegan and vegetarian options in addition to the normal offerings.
The Super Bowl is just under two weeks away but we’re going to make our prediction now. We will pick the Philadelphia Eagles to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. The Eagles have arguably the league’s top defense alongside an offense that can score on any opposing defense. While the Chiefs have a high-powered offense, it lacks the weapons of years past and can struggle against top-tier defenses. The Chiefs’ defense, on the other hand, can be quite up-and-down and with an overpowering front seven, the Eagles should be able to have success in running the ball while also being able to have success through the air thanks to the likes of Devonta Smith, AJ Brown, Dallas Goedert and others.