What to know about Super Bowl 2023

The 2023 edition of the Super Bowl, the third-most watched sporting event in the world after the World Cup and the Summer Olympics, is almost here. This year, a great show is expected both during game times and during the intermission, when some of the world’s most famous singers will take the field to bring the Half Time Show to life.

Let’s go into detail and delve into this edition of Super Bowl 2023. We will try to understand how it works, which teams will face each other, and the artists who will perform.

What is the Super Bowl, and when is it played?

The Super Bowl is the final stage of the NFL (National Football League), where the title of world champion is awarded to the best American football team. It is one of the most important and watched sporting events in history, and it attracts a lot of attention every year because of the Half Time Show, an incredible musical show staged during the match’s intermission.

In the final, after the regular season and the playoffs, the winning teams of the two conferences face off: the AFC (American Football Conference) and the NFC (National Football Conference). The trophy that is awarded decrees the winners of the season of the previous year with respect to the one in which the Super Bowl is played (in this case, 2022) and is called the Vince Lombardi. This silver bowl, in the shape of an American football, is produced by the well-known jewelry company Tiffany.

The 2023 Super Bowl edition is LVII, i.e., the 57th since the competition was founded in 1967. The match will take place on February 12 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and will be visible both on TV and through streaming.

What are the Super Bowl 2023 teams?

The teams that will participate in Super Bowl 2023 will be the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. The former will represent the American Football Conference, while the latter will represent the National Football Conference. Both teams have won the Super Bowl before. In detail, the Kansas City Chiefs appeared twice (most recently in 2019) and the Philadelphia Eagles only once (in 2018). The two most successful Super Bowl teams are the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The former won all of their championships in part due to the presence of superstar quarterback Tom Brady.

Not just teams: the singers of Super Bowl 2023

Teams aside, as already mentioned, one of the most anticipated parts of the Super Bowl is the Half Time Show, where every year the best singers in the world perform, creating a show that alone is worth the cost of the ticket. This year, the main star of the event will be Rihanna, who announced her presence at the 2023 Super Bowl with a post on social media (an official NFL football). Unlike the last edition, the presence of other artists is not foreseen at the moment.

The Barbados singer will try to replicate the same level of show as in past years, including that of 2022, which was one of the most popular ever. Last year’s event was in fact a tribute to the history of hip hop and rap stars and stripes, thanks to the presence of some artists who have written (and are writing) the history of this musical genre: Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent.

In the past, the Half Time Show has attracted other great international artists who have performed in front of millions of viewers. Michael Jackson in 1993, Paul McCartney in 2005, The Rolling Stones in 2006, Prince in 2007, Madonna in 2012, Coldplay with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars in 2016, and Maroon 5 and Travis Scott in 2019.