Super Bowl
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When is Super Bowl kickoff time?


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Super Bowl XLVIII (Super Bowl 48, 2014 Super Bowl):

  • The official Super Bowl site lists 6:30 Eastern as the kickoff time
  • 6:00 Eastern is usually the time when the broadcasting network (in this case FOX) switches from their pre-game shows to the official broadcast (though technically it's still a pre-game show).
  • In previous years, various sites listed various start times, usually down to the specific minute. For Super Bowl 42, FOX (which was broadcasting the game) announced kickoff for 6:17, the NFL said 6:18, and the site hosting the Super Bowl said 6:30. Actual kickoff was 6:32.

So if you'd like to catch some of the pre-game hype, turn on your TVs by 6. But don't expect the game to actually start before 6:30.

United States times by region:

6:30 p.m. Eastern

5:30 p.m. Central

4:30 p.m. Mountain

3:30 p.m. Pacific

Quick additional tidbits for 2014 Super Bowl:

  • Date: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
  • MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J., home of the New York Giants and New York Jets
  • Halftime: Bruno Mars and Red Hot Chili Peppers