Super Bowl 2021: How to follow live coverage on BBC TV, radio and online

The ultimate guide to watching the Super Bowl in lockdown

Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Patrick Mahomes and the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs in what promises to be a spectacular Super Bowl 55 on Sunday, 7 February.

Brady, in his first season since joining the Buccaneers from New England Patriots, is bidding to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy for a record seventh time in his 10th appearance in the showpiece game.

The 43-year-old, widely regarded as the sport's greatest quarterback, aims to lead the Bucs to their second Super Bowl success and first since 2003.

Brady goes head to head with Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in last year's Super Bowl.

The Chiefs remain on course to become the first side to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Brady's Patriots in 2004 and 2005.

Where will the Super Bowl be played?

Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium was announced as this year's venue long before the Buccaneers made history by becoming the first Super Bowl team to play at their home ground.

However, it will not be quite the advantage it might have been because Covid-19 restrictions mean attendance at the 65,000 capacity stadium will be limited to 22,000.

Some 7,500 free tickets will be given to vaccinated healthcare workers.

What time does the Super Bowl start?

The game gets under way at 23:30 GMT on 7 February, with BBC TV's coverage starting at 23:00 GMT on BBC Two before switching to BBC One.

How can I follow the match on the BBC?

Popular pundits Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell will preview the big match on BBC One's NFL Show on Saturday, 6 February.

Coverage of the match begins at 23:30 on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and online.

There will also be live text commentary, in-play clips and post-match video highlights on the BBC Sport website and app.

You can also follow live radio commentary on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live.

And you can also watch highlights on BBC Two on Monday night.

Who is performing the Super Bowl half-time show?

Canadian star the Weeknd will headline the half-time show at approximately 01:30 GMT.

Coverage schedule

All times are GMT. Schedules and coverage times are subject to late changes. The BBC is not responsible for any that may be made.

The NFL Show

Saturday, 6 February

21:00-21:50 - BBC Red Button

23:50-00:40 - BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website (repeated on BBC Red Button)

The Super Bowl

Sunday, 7 February

23:00-23:30 - Build-up on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website

23:30-03:00 - Live coverage on BBC One, BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 Live

Monday, 8 February

23:30-00:20 - Highlights on BBC Two (23:45-00:45 in Northern Ireland)


You can view all our TV and Red Button broadcasts as well as listen to our radio sports programming on the BBC iPlayer.

The BBC Sport website is available via desktop, mobile, tablet and app, giving easy access to the live stream, text commentaries, news, reports and schedules. The BBC Sport app is available free on Apple and Android devices.

National and regional variations

National and regional variations have been included in this list where possible, but please check your local listings for more detailed information.

Live guide and event notifications

Visit our live guide for direct links to all our live sporting coverage, while BBC Sport app users can also set event reminders so they never miss a moment of their favourite sports.

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