What Time Does the 2012 Super Bowl Start?
Despite all the lead up, hype and anticipation that surrounds the Super Bowl, the number one football question this time of year is “What time does the Super Bowl start?”
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For those of you who don’t already know, Super Bowl XLVI will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana on February 5, 2012 and will be the NFL's 46th annual Super Bowl.
And of course you all know the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, who each won by a foot, will reunite for what is expected to be an incredible rematch.
Tom Brady and the Patriots will be playing for their fourth Super Bowl title and Eli Manning and the Giants will try to match their 2008 Super Bowl victory against them.
Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Eastern, 5:30 p.m. Central, 4:30 p.m. Mountain and 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium opened in August 2008. The normal seating for the stadium is 63,000 but will be increased to more than 70,000 for Super Bowl XLVI. The stadium cost approximately $720 million to construct and features a retractable roof and a unique large window at one end of the field.
The Giants and the Patriots will put an end to the incredible buildup of pomp, circumstance, who will sing the Star Spangled Banner, Madonna’s half-time extravaganza, and not-to be-missed-ads at a cost of more than $2 million for 30 seconds.
According to a poll on NFL.com, 42% of voters wanted to see New England vs. Greenbay, 23% Pittsburgh vs. New Orleans, 18% Baltimore vs. Greenbay, and 17% New England vs. San Francisco. Sorry folks.
Super Bowl Halftime Show
Madonna may be 27 years removed from her first No. 1 hit, but something about her Super Bowl halftime show will be brand new: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and MTV-era icon will sing on an Indianapolis stage for the first time. For the record, Madonna will be 53 when she takes the stage at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The football game is expected to attract more than 162 million TV viewers in the United States, giving Madonna a massive and captive audience for marketing purposes. The Super Bowl halftime show will last about 12 minutes, not counting the eight minutes allotted to set up the stage for the performance.
So order the pizza and wings, put out the chips and dip, and forget about all the predictions and pregame buildup and get ready to kick back and enjoy the show.
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