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The 2015 Super Bowl: The Complete Guide

By January 3, 2015No Comments

Ahhh the Super Bowl. The greatest Sunday of the NFL season. Sure I'd ranking opening day right behind it but nothing beats seeing two teams battling it out to be named the champion.

Obviously we all hope year after year that it's our team but the reality is, millions of us are dissapointed each year. Despite that disappointment there remains an unrivaled interest in the game. Tickets sell for thousands upon thousands of dollars, millions of homes tune-in to watch the game and commercials and countless dollars are spent and made all in the matter of hours.

Like I said, there's nothing quite like it.

In the past we've been inundated with questions about the Super Bowl ranging from when and where it was to where people could watch it. We've never been able to find a resource that easily put it all together for us, so we set out to do just that.

Without further ado, here are the 2015 Super Bowl questions we were able to address:

  • The date and time of Super Bowl 49.
  • The location and address of the 2015 Super Bowl.
  • Getting tickets to the 2015 Super Bowl.
  • Places to stay for the 2015 Super Bowl.
  • The biggest advertisers of the Super Bowl.
  • Where you can watch the Super Bowl on TV.
  • Events leading up to the Super Bowl.
  • The teams playing in the 2015 Super Bowl.
  • Super Bowl 49 Fun Fact.
  • The halftime performer of Super Bowl 49.

If there's a questions we didn't address, tell us below. We'd love to add it to the list.

The Date of the Superbowl

2015 Super Bowl Date

For the record, this is the 49th Super Bowl and the 45th of the Modern-era NFL Championship Game. It'll be played on the first Sunday of February, which means it'll be played on:

Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm EST (4:30pm Phoenix Time)

If you're not watching it in person make sure to watch it on TV. It's the ultimate NFL experience.

Where is the 2015 Super Bowl Being Hosted?

2015 Super Bowl Location

I'll be honest, if you're looking to attend you should already know this. If you're just looking to find out, I'll give you a pass.

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona - The home of the Arizona Cardinals.
Address: 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale Arizona 85305

Personally I've never been there but I hear it's a beautiful stadium. One of our writers, Don Christmann, was there earlier this season and he had a blast. For all of you that are attending, prepare to having a fucking awesome time.

Can I Get Tickets to the 2015 Super Bowl?

2015 Super Bowl Tickets

When there's a will there's a way. Just remember that you're going to have to pay top dollar if you're looking for tickets now, unless you know someone of course.

In the event you're still looking for some tickets, we'd recommend checking them out here:

  1. NFL Ticket Exchange
  2. StubHub
  3. SeatGeek

We'll advise you to only buy from reputable sites or people you know. Craigslist can be cheaper, but you're always taking a risk. It could work out fine, but just be smart about it. Can't say we didn't warn you.

If you're in the bartering business there's a chance you could find some people willing to deal tickets for engagement rings or other valuable things. We see it every year.

Can't say I'd do those deals, but hell I've never been in the position to sell my soul for Chiefs Super Bowl tickets. Maybe one day.

Where Can I Stay If I'm Going to the Super Bowl?

2015 Super Bowl Hotels - Arizona

Let's be honest with each other. If you don't have a place booked by now we wish you the best of luck.

We'd recommend looking for people that are renting out their places (ahem Airnib) or via craigslist. Prices are going to be crazy inflated, but if you're looking I'd image you're probably not too concerned about the cost at this point.

You probably already thought of this but if you have family in the area give them a ring, maybe you can stay with them in exchange for a nice box of chocolates or something.

If you're really hard-pressed here are some of the largest hotel chains in the area that may be able to help you (We didn't check availabilities at any of these places. So don't hold us accountable if all of them are booked, cause they probably are).

We'll give you our usual disclaimer, don't be dumb. If the price seems to be too good to be true anywhere you look, it probably is. If you go for it anyway, well cheers I suppose.

Who Are The Biggest Advertisers? I Love Super Bowl Ads

2015 Super Bowl Advertisers

Looking at the list of 2015 Super Bowl Advertisers brings some new faces to the game while some fan favorites are taking the year off. There will be plenty of familiar faces in 2015 as well. Those classic Clydesdales will probably be there.

Some of the biggest names that will be advertising during the 2015 Super Bowl include:

  • Wix - Web Design (First Super Bowl Ad)
  • Mophie (First Super Bowl Ad)
  • Loctite Super Glue (First Super Bowl Ad)
  • Carnival Crusie Lines (First Super Bowl Ad)
  • Skittles (First Super Bowl Ad)
  • Coca-Cola
  • McDonald's
  • Pepsi
  • Snickers
  • Doritos

There are countless other companies making their debuts with their first Super Bowl Ads and there are many other well known returning names. Keep your eyes peeled for some of the best Super Bowl Ads of 2015.

Some of the biggest names that reportedly won't be taking part this year include:

  • M&M's
  • H&M
  • Volkswagon

There are bound to be more big names here, but for now that's it. Also, there's only one confirmed movie trailer so far, that's Jurassic World.

How Much Will a 2015 Super Bowl Ad Cost?

I know you're expecting it to be a lot, I sure was, but were you expecting it to cost $4.5 million for a 30-second commercial? I was shocked.

That's up 12.5% from the 2014 Super Bowl and I can't image they're having any issues getting companies to sign up.

All I can say is wow. The things I could do with $4.5 million.

Where Can I Watch the 2015 Super Bowl?

2015 Super Bowl TV

Looking past the obvious answer of watching it live in Arizona you can catch it live on TV.

Channel: NBC
Time: 6:30pm EST

If you're looking to watch the Super Bowl online we wish you the best of luck. There will likely be live streams of it everywhere, but we can't link to those. Sorry about that.

What Events Are Leading Up to the 2015 Super Bowl?

2015 Super Bowl Events

The NFL and the host city always put on a splendid display for the Super Bowl. There will be a long list of events available in the area, but before we hit those it's important to list off the playoff games that will happen prior to the Super Bowl.

Wildcard Weekend 1/3/15 - 1/4/15

Cardinals at Panthers - 4:35pm EST - 1/3/15 - ESPN

Ravens at Steelers - 8:15pm EST - 1/4/15 - NBC

Bengals at Colts - 1:05pm EST - 1/4/15 - CBS

Lions at Cowboys - 4:40pm EST - 1/4/15 - FOX

Divisional Playoffs 1/10/15 - 1/11/15

TBD at Patriots - 4:35pm EST - 1/10/15 - NBC

TBD at Seahawks - 8:15pm EST - 1/10/15 - FOX

TBD at Packers - 1:05pm EST - 1/11/15 - FOX

TBD at Broncos - 4:40pm EST - 1/11/15 - CBS

Conference Championships 1/18/15

NFC at NFC - 3:05pm EST - 1/18/15 - FOX

AFC at AFC - 6:40pm EST - 1/18/15 - CBS

Pro Bowl - 1/15/15

Irvin at Carter - 8:00pm EST - 1/25/15 - ESPN

Super Bowl - 2/1/15

AFC Champ at NFC Champ - 6:30pm EST - 2/1/15 - NBC

Before the 2015 Super Bowl

1. Super Bowl Central

This will feature live performances by national artists and local musical talent, community groups, football themed activities and beer and wine gardens. You can find these activities from 5th Street to First Avenue and Jefferson Street to Monroe Street.

2. The NFL Experience

This is a separate football themed daytime event with kids' football clinics, interactive football games and autograph sessions. It will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center.

3. Media Day

Approximately 7,000 people will be able to buy tickets to watch NFL Media Day where thousands of media reps will talk with and interview the Super Bowl teams players and their coaches on the field.

4. NFL House

This is a VIP hospitality headquarters that will be located at CityScape.

5. NFL Headquarters 

This will be located at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.

This isn't meant to be a comprehensive list. There are thousands of activities that will occur from the NFL, their sponsors, the city of Phoenix, local towns, schools and municipalities. In fact, Phoenix About put together a comprehensive list that we recommend reviewing here.

Who is Performing the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show?

2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show

It was rumored that the NFL was considering Coldplay, Katy Perry and Rihanna to perform the halftime show for the 2015 Super Bowl.

It was eventually reported by Billboard, and confirmed by the NFL that Katy Perry would be performing the halftime show.

Katy Perry has millions of fans worldwide and will likely draw great ratings on Super Bowl Sunday.

Who Is Playing in the 2015 Super Bowl?

Arizona 2015 Super Bowl

As of this posting all of the playoff teams are still vying for the chance to play in and win the Super Bowl.

That means any of the following teams have a shot to win the 2015 Super Bowl:

  • Cardinals
  • Panthers
  • Ravens
  • Steelers
  • Bengals
  • Colts
  • Lions
  • Cowboys
  • Patriots
  • Seahawks
  • Packers
  • Broncos

I'm not sure who the statistical favorite is at the moment, but there are bound to be a few upsets. At least I hope there will be.

Fun Fact About the 2015 NFL Super Bowl

2015 Super Bowl Chiefs

In 2005 NFL owners originally voted to award the Super Bowl to Kansas City, Missouri in honor of the Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt (founder of the American Football League in the 1960s). Commissioner Tagliabue announced that them hosting the game was contingent on the passage of two sales taxes in Jackson County, Missouri.

The first vote passed, however the second was defeated by only 2% by voters. The Chiefs announced following the votes that they would withdraw their request to host Super Bowl XLIX. Once the plan fell through three additional bids were submitted to host the 2015 Super Bowl - Tampa, Miami and Arizona. As they say, the rest is history.

The 2015 Super Bowl

There you have it folks, the definitive guide to the 2015 Super Bowl.

If you still have questions, we'll help you get the answer. Just drop us a comment below and we'll lend a helping hand.

Are you guys excited for this years Super Bowl?

Nick Schreck