What Time Does The Super Bowl Start, End?

Written By Matt Burke on February 7, 2021
What time does the Super Bowl start LV

The biggest sporting event of the year is almost here. Super Bowl LV will soon kick off and it will be the most wagered-on game of 2021 in the United States. Those who are placing pre-game bets will want to know what time does the Super Bowl start and totals bettors will be wondering when the game will end. This year’s big game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 7 and will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

Here we will look at odds for Super Bowl LV and answer the questions as to what time does the biggest football game of the year start and end.

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Odds for the big game

Odds for this year’s Super Bowl have been up since last year’s title game. Here is a look at updated NFL odds from the top sportsbooks in the US for which team will win the Lombardi Trophy.

What time does Super Bowl LV start and end?

This season’s Super Bowl will start at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time though sometimes that starting point is pushed back a few minutes due to all the pre-game hoopla. Football fans on the West Coast will see the Super Bowl LV kickoff happen at 3:30 p.m. and those in the Midwest will watch the game begin at 5:30 p.m.. For those in Mountain Time, the game will start at 4:30 p.m..

The Super Bowl will have a longer-than-normal halftime show, per usual. This year’s halftime show performer will be The Weeknd.

An extended halftime show obviously means that the total length of the contest will run longer than a typical NFL game. Most pro football games last around three hours and 10 minutes in real time. You can tack on an extra 15-25 minutes for the Super Bowl each year. Expect Super Bowl 55 to end around 9:50 p.m. ET if there is no overtime. The only Super Bowl to go to OT occurred four years ago when the Patriots came back to beat the Falcons. That game ended at 10:27 p.m. on the East Coast.

This year’s game will be on free broadcast TV with CBS getting the honors. You can live stream Super Bowl LV on CBS All-Access.

GameStart timeEnd Time
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers6:30 p.m. ET9:50 p.m. ET (approximate)

Can you bet on what time the game will start or end?

One would think that with hundreds, if not thousands, of prop bets available at US sportsbooks – Super Bowl start time and the end time would be available. If you really think you’ve got this thing pinned down to the second, you can always go to PointsBet and request a prop to be made under their “Name a Bet” promotion.

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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