Super Bowl 58 to kick off in Las Vegas


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The game is set to be a rematch of the Super Bowl four years ago in Miami. In the 2020 match, the Chiefs took home the game 31-20.

LAS VEGAS — Super Bowl 58 is set to kick off in Las Vegas, with the San Francisco 49ers taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in one of the biggest sporting events of the year. 

The game is set to be a rematch of the Super Bowl four years ago in Miami. In the 2020 match, the Chiefs took home the game 31-20. 

Gates to Allegiant Stadium opened just after 11 a.m. local time, unleashing a flood of fans in red.

Among those entering the stadium: the queen of country. 

Reba McEntire walked into Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl about 3 1/2 hours before kickoff Sunday. She was wearing a puffy, gray faux fur coat and holding hands with her partner, Rex Linn.

McEntire is due to perform the national anthem before kickoff. She will have a lot to live up to after Chris Stapleton’s performance last year in Arizona received high praise.

Taylor Swift finished her epic trek from the Tokyo Dome to Allegiant Stadium for the Super Bowl. Blake Lively, Ice Spice and a few others joined as the pop star, wearing a black dress with a red jacket slung over her shoulder, entered the stadium.

What time is kickoff?

Super Bowl LVIII (which stands for Super Bowl 58) kicks off Feb. 11 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time (5:30 p.m. Central Time, 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time and 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time)  

Who is likely to win? 

Betting markets are split on the likely winner of Super Bowl LVIII, with professional betters favoring the 49ers and casual gamblers heavily in favor of the Chiefs. 

Who is performing the halftime show?

R&B icon Usher will headline the Apple Music Halftime Show this year, performing for more than 100 million viewers during one of the most-watched television events of the year. 

The halftime show itself is one of the biggest musical events in the world, with about 1 out of every 3 Americans tuning in. 

Usher will be performing in celebration of the 30th anniversary of his debut, self-titled album in 1994. “Usher” put the singer on the charts with hits like “You Make Me Wanna…” and “Pop Ya Collar.” 

How much do players get for winning the Super Bowl? 

Players on the winning team in Super Bowl 58 will get $164,000 each. Players on the losing team will get $89,000. That’s $7,000 more than last year’s Super Bowl bonus. 

In the first Super Bowl back in 1967, players on the winning team received $15,000 and the losing team got $7,500. Technically the winning prize has increased 993% but that doesn’t account for inflation. 

That $15,000 prize in 1967 would have the same buying power as nearly $140,000 today, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator

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