On Sunday the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for Super Bowl 58. The Chiefs and the 49ers faced off four years ago, when Kansas City became champions for the first time in 50 years. San Francisco last won in 1995 against the San Diego Chargers.
A few key things and fun facts to know before the game
Whether you’re curious, or you’re looking to impress your friends at your Super Bowl gathering, here are a few things that make this year’s game unique:
- This is the first time a Super Bowl will be held in Nevada. Though it’s the Kansas City Chiefs fourth trip to the NFL championship game in the past five years.
- For the first time there will be an in-game DJ.
- For the first time, one of the referees will be a former Super Bowl player: Terry Killens.
- 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey and head coach Kyle Shanahan have the chance to join their fathers as Super Bowl champions.
- Katie Sower, the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl, has coached both of this year’s teams.
- Graduates of historically Black colleges and universities account for an outsized number of NFL Hall of Famers. The Chiefs’ backup corner, Josh Williams, has dreams of joining their ranks.
- Millions of people could place legal bets on the Super Bowl — just not in California or Missouri. (They can even bet on how many times Taylor Swift will be shown on TV during the game.)
- A 30-second spot during this year’s Super Bowl cost $7 million.
- Here are some of the biggest wagers between the two cities this year.
- When it comes to the impact of inflation on our food consumption during the game: Beer and guacamole are ok, but chips and dip are more expensive.
The weird, wild and wonderful:
- There might be a Chiefs flag buried beneath Allegiant Stadium, where this year’s Super Bowl is being played.
- Our Member stations in Kansas City and San Francisco are getting in on the friendly wagering over the results of the game, and not for the first time. KCUR Kansas City already collected a container of It’s-It ice cream sandwiches from KQED back in 2020 when the Chiefs beat the 49ers.
- In honor of the game, this Kansas City-area elementary school is exchanging friendship bracelets with a Bay Area class.
- Bay Area Taylor Swift fans are in a bit of a pickle on who to root for this year. KQED spoke to some of her fans who are truly torn going into Sunday’s game.
The Kansas City Chiefs!
Head to KCUR Kansas City for all best experience for Chiefs super fans!
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The San Francisco 49ers!
Head to KQED for all things 49ners!
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- Can the 49ers Get Back to the Promised Land
Not sure who you’re cheering for this year?
Here for the commercials, the half time show and the food?
We’ll be here to keep you updated on the biggest moments of the game, the commercials and the halftime show, plus all the action happening in the stands, in the suites, at watch parties and around the country.
Day: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Where to watch: CBS and streaming on Paramount+
Before the game: Country music star Reba McEntire will sing the national anthem, Oscar nominee Andra Day will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and Post Malone will sing “America the Beautiful.”
Halftime performer: Usher, baby! Following his own Vegas residency, which ran from summer 2022 through last December, his halftime set at this year’s Super Bowl will also launch a new album called Coming Home, his first solo record in more than seven years. You can also watch his Tiny Desk concert, home of the “watch this” meme.
But wait, there’s more! For the first time there will be an in-game DJ. The NFL announced that Tiësto will perform a DJ set before the game while the players warm up and fans arrive. He will then stay as the in-game DJ and play during featured breaks.
Will be updating this page with the latest coverage throughout the day Sunday, so feel free to pop back for more throughout the game!