What do the Carolina Panthers, Coldplay, Beyonce, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have in common?
Easy: They’ll all be at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 7, for Super Bowl 50.
Here are some key things to know about The Big Game.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, which is 3:30 p.m. on the West Coast. (Sunset is at 5:38 p.m. in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, so the lights may not come on for awhile.)
CBS will televise the game, led by the announcing team of Nantz (play-by-play) and Simms (analysis), with Tracy Wolfson and Evan Washburn on the sidelines. The network’s pre-game coverage begins at 11 a.m.; its “Super Bowl Today” coverage runs from 2-6 p.m.
Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers, seats approximately 68,500 and features 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats. Santa Clara is across the Bay from San Francisco – about a 35-minute drive, one way, in moderate traffic.
Coldplay (winners of seven Grammy Awards) and Beyoncé (winner of 20) will perform at halftime. Bruno Mars reportedly will also join the festivities.