America’s biggest sporting event of the year, the 2022 NFL Super Bowl, is back again. Here’s everything we know so far about the event, which is taking place on Monday, February 14, including how you can watch the action from Australia.
Everything there is to know about the 2022 Super Bowl
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What time is the Super Bowl on in Australia?
The Super Bowl is currently slated for February 13 in the US, which translates to Monday the 14th for Australians.
In 2021, the game kicked off at 3:30 pm PST which means Aussies can expect to catch the game at these times in 2022:
- 10:30 am AEDT (NSW, VIC, ACT, TAS)
- 9:30 am AEST (QLD)
- 9:00 am ACST (NT)
- 10:oo am ACDT (SA)
- 7:30 am AWST (WA)
The game typically runs for about 3.5 hours, so plan your snacks well.
As for location, the event is set to be held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Where to watch the Super Bowl in Australia
The Super Bowl is being broadcasted live on free-to-air Channel 7 and on catch up service 7plus in Australia. It will also be shown on ESPN for those with a Foxtel subscription.
If you’re looking for a streaming option, Kayo will be showing ESPN’s Australian coverage of the Super Bowl beginning at 9.30 am AEDT with the NFL Blitz Super Bowl pre-game show, followed by the big game at 10.00 am.
There is also the option of venturing out to watch the Super Bowl LVI at your local pub or sports bar if they’re opening up early for the big game.
Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show
At this point, we all know that the Super Bowl is not just for football fans. The event gets a whole lot of attention for the sport (of course), but it also wins a not-insignificant amount of attention for its Halftime Show.
Do you remember the moment that was the JLo, Shakira performance in 2020?
Anyway. For 2022, it has been announced that Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Eminem will be hitting the stage for the Halftime Show. The lineup boasts 43 Grammy wins between them, so you can expect the performance to be a memorable one.
43 Grammys, 19 No. 1 Billboard albums and 5 legendary artists on the biggest stage in Los Angeles for the #SBLVI #PepsiHalftime show. ???? @drdre @SnoopDogg @Eminem @maryjblige @kendricklamar @pepsi @RocNation @NBCSports pic.twitter.com/THypGkS2si— NFL (@NFL) September 30, 2021
Who is playing this year?
The AFC Championship showdown recently confirmed the teams that will be playing this year. The Cincinnati Bengals will face off against the Los Angeles Rams at this year’s Super Bowl, playing at the Rams’ home turf in California.
This marks just the third Super Bowl in the Bengals’ history and the team has never won the championship. The Rams meanwhile have made it four times and won their only Super Bowl title back in 2000. If they win it this year it will be the first time Rams have won at their home field.
How about the ads?
Will there be more Super Bowl ads to look out for in 2022? But of course! A lot of companies will be pumping money into advertising to gain those coveted Super Bowl slots next year.
Sadly, we won’t see the local US ads in our broadcasts of the Super Bowl in Australia, but keep an eye out for all the major ads online afterwards. We’ll do our best to keep you posted on the ads turning heads when the time comes.
Here’s a list we pulled together last year of all the ads to drop during the 2021 Super Bowl.
There will of course be a few movie trailers as well with the likes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power confirmed to be appearing and many other studios expected to debut new trailers for their films.
This article has been updated to feature news regarding the 2022 Super Bowl LVI.