It is the NFL’s 100th season, and all eyes will be fixated on Miami –the host for the 54th edition of the Super Bowl. The event is still the undisputed king in American television, averaging 100 million viewers each time. Although the most-watched sports event worldwide continues to be the World Cup, the NFL final game is watched by millions around the world. Fun fact: The Super Bowl is the second-largest day for US food consumption, after Thanksgiving Day.
Scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 2nd of 2020, the game will decide the champion, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The venue, the Hard Rock Stadium at Miami Gardens, has a capacity of around 64,000 people. Bet sites and experts place the Chiefs as winners –but the odds are not too leaned towards KC.
The popular sports event was created when the NFL and its then-competitor, the American Football League (AFL) as part of the merging process. The agreement called for the champions from each league to face each other. The first championship was played in January 1967. But in 1970 –when the merger was finalized –each league was renamed as a “conference,” and the game determined the absolute winner of the NFL season. The word “Super Bowl” is restricted by the NFL’s trademark.
A few cool facts on the Super Bowl region and venue:
Out of all the SBs, the Miami area has hosted the event ten times.
For a region to be chosen, it has to have an active team in the league.
The winning region to host the game is not required to use the same stadium that its team uses. For example, Los Angeles last five Super Bowls were all played at the Rose Bowl, which has never been used by any NFL franchise.
The NFL does not award Super Bowls to stadiums that are located in climates with an expected average daily temperature of less than 50 °F (10 °C) on game day. Hence Miami represents a great place to host it.
Other factors include the city’s hotel capacity, infrastructure, and space for the NFL experience.
Much of the Super Bowl allure –at least for no football experts –is the halftime show. The 2020 performers are two of the most popular, talented, and beautiful Hispanic women in show business: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The pop icons are almost the natural choice for hot, sexy Miami.
The next Super Bowl, to be played in February of 2021, will be played in Florida again. The league unanimously voted to change venues from Los Angeles to Tampa. The home of the Buccaneers bid to host the 2020 edition, but lost to Miami. Thankfully, Tampa is no stranger to the infrastructure needed, having hosted the event four times before.
This Super Bowl promises to be epic. From the end winning streak for the New England Patriots to a fantastic duo during Halftime, 2020 will not disappoint eager fans worldwide. Miami is ready for you!