Super Bowl LVI

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Super Bowl LVI
Date February 6, 2022
Stadium Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, California
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Radio in the United States
Network Westwood One

Super Bowl LVI, the 56th Super Bowl and the 52nd modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2021 season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 6, 2022 at Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California (with the exact date pending potential changes to the NFL calendar). It will be the eighth Super Bowl hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Area, with the last one being Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, held at the Rose Bowl, and the first in the City of Inglewood. The game will be televised nationally by CBS.

Host-selection process[edit]

In contrast to previous Super Bowl bidding processes, no bids were accepted for Super Bowl LVI. The bids for Super Bowl LIII, Super Bowl LIV and Super Bowl LV were all drawn from the same pool of candidates in a meeting on May 24, 2016. Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay were the four candidates for the three contests; Atlanta received Super Bowl LIII, Miami received Super Bowl LIV, and Los Angeles (who declined to bid on Super Bowl LIV and was not eligible for Super Bowl LIII) was granted Super Bowl LV.

On May 18, 2017, authorities announced that the stadium opening, originally scheduled for the start of the 2019 season, had been delayed an additional year to 2020. At the league's owners meetings in Chicago on May 23, 2017, the league re-awarded Super Bowl LV to the lone remaining candidate, Tampa Bay, and awarded Super Bowl LVI to Los Angeles.[1]

Broadcasting[edit]

Super Bowl LVI will be broadcast by CBS, as part of the annual cycle between the three main broadcast television partners of the NFL. For the first time, the Super Bowl will be held on a date that falls within an ongoing Olympic Games, as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing will begin on the Friday prior to the game. Fellow NFL broadcaster NBC holds the broadcast rights to the Olympics; it is expected that viewership of both events will be impacted by their scheduling.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super Bowl LV relocated to Tampa; L.A. will host SB LVI". NFL.com. Retrieved May 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "In 2022, Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics will compete for viewers". New York Post. 2018-03-18. Retrieved 2018-03-22.