Super Bowl LVIII
DateFebruary 11, 2024
StadiumTBA, TBA
TV in the United States
NetworkCBS
Paramount+ (Streaming)
ESPN Deportes (Spanish language)
Radio in the United States
NetworkWestwood One

Super Bowl LVIII, the 58th Super Bowl and the 54th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2023 NFL season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 11, 2024.[1] The game will be televised nationally by CBS.

Host selection

Super Bowl LVIII, along with Super Bowl LVII, was part of a new awarding process implemented by the league. In the previous process, cities that wished to host a Super Bowl submitted bids, which were deliberated and voted upon at the league owners' meetings. The new process no longer allows cities to bid for the game; the league now chooses the potential candidates. On May 23, 2018, the league selected New Orleans as the site for Super Bowl LVIII.[1]

In March 2020, the league and the National Football League Players Association agreed to expand the regular season from 16 to 17 games beginning in 2021 at the earliest; this would push Super Bowl LVIII to February 11, 2024, and cause a conflict with New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebrations.[2] It was reported that the league might consider moving Super Bowl LVIII to another city and award New Orleans the following Super Bowl LIX.[3]

On October 14, 2020, the league confirmed that due to this potential scheduling conflict New Orleans would not host Super Bowl LVIII. The city will instead host Super Bowl LIX and the venue for Super Bowl LVIII will be announced at a later date.[4] The city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has offered to host the Super Bowl in the newly built Allegiant Stadium, but the league has yet to make any determinations.[5]

Broadcasting

Super Bowl LVIII will be televised by CBS (per the four-year rotation between CBS, Fox, NBC and ABC). Super Bowl LVIII marks the first game to be broadcast under the new NFL television contract.[6]

International

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will be televised on the free-to-air channel BBC One and paid-subscription channel Sky Showcase (as well as its sister channels Sky Sports Main Event and NFL). It will be carried on radio via BBC Radio 5 Live.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Teope, Herbie (May 23, 2018). "Arizona, New Orleans chosen as Super Bowl hosts". NFL.com. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Middlehurst-Schwartz, Michael (April 3, 2020). "NFL weighs moving 2024 Super Bowl from New Orleans due to potential Mardi Gras conflict". USA Today. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Florio, Mike (April 3, 2020). "New Orleans may lose Super Bowl LVIII, gain Super Bowl LIX". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "New Orleans to host 2025 Super Bowl; 2024 SB now TBD". www.nfl.com. October 14, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Walker, Patrik (October 14, 2020). "Super Bowl host changes: New Orleans moved from 2024 to 2025 due to Mardi Gras, Vegas reportedly makes '24 bid". CBS Sports. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "NFL announces new broadcast deals running through 2033 season". NFL.com. Retrieved March 18, 2021. This will be the First Superbowl NOT to be aired on ESPN Deportes and instead opting for Univision's TUDN, and Univision itself
  7. ^ "NFL and Sky Sports unveil 'Sky Sports NFL' as part of five-year partnership". Sky Sports. Retrieved August 12, 2020.