Super Bowl LVIII: What Time Does The Game Start And End?

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Written By Matt Burke | Last Updated
What time does the Super Bowl start end

Pro football fans are gearing up for the Big Game as the championship contest of the NFL season is now just minutes away from taking place. This year’s Super Bowl will take place on Sunday, February 11. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing in Super Bowl LVIII against Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers. One of the top questions this time of year is what time does the Super Bowl start and end? Below we will outline exactly when you can expect the football to be kicked off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

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What time does the Super Bowl start and end?

Everyone from sports bettors, to fans of the teams playing in the game, to party planners want to know when the Super Bowl will kick off. Below we will answer the question as to when will will the Super Bowl start and end this year. The NFL has had the same official start time for many years and that is 6:30 p.m. ET.

Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

That start time, of course, doesn’t always hit on the nose. There is an abundance of pre-game hoopla for the Big Game that includes the National Anthem, the coin toss and the introduction of the teams that are playing. Last year’s kickoff was the latest in recorded history as the ball was not sent into the air until 6:44 p.m. ET. This obviously impacted what time the Super Bowl finished as well. This past season’s Super Bowl ended at 10:14 p.m. ET.

With that understood, here is a look at what time you will want to be in front of the TV this year based on time zone.

  • Super Bowl start time Eastern: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • SB start time Central: 5:30 p.m. CT
  • Super Bowl start time Mountain: 4:30 p.m. MT
  • SB start time Pacific: 3:30 p.m. PT

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is in the Pacific time zone. The sun will be shining outside of the stadium at kickoff of Super Bowl LVIII. Allegiant Stadium’s roof does not open but it is translucent, which will allow some sunlight to enter. 

As for what time does the Super Bowl end this year, you can expect the Big Game to end a little past 10 p.m. ET. 

How long will the Super Bowl last for?

Normal NFL games usually last for just over 3 hours. The Super Bowl, known for its high-priced TV commercial spots and lengthy halftime show, typically lasts 3-and-a-half hours.

Big game betting

Super Bowl lines have been posted and the point spread is available to wager on below. You can also compare the moneyline and totals in the table below. There will also be hundreds of prop bets available at the top NFL wagering sites this week.

More Super Bowl betting info

View the video below for more betting info on this year’s Super Bowl.

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