The biggest football game of the year is set to take place on February 7 inside Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The Big Game is celebrating its 50th year, but will have a different look in 2016. For only the second time in history, this popular sporting event will not be referred to by Roman numerals. This year, it will be known as Big Game 50 (or almost certainly some other super name).
Kick off is scheduled to take place at 6:30 pm. All eyes will be on the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, both advancing as top seed teams. For two quarters these gridiron giants will pass, rush, kick and tackle their way to the top of the scoreboard. They’ll also be driving toward the highly-anticipated halftime show.
Halftime Show 2016
Fans of this ultimate football championship know that when it comes to attracting big names for the halftime show, the Big Game rarely fumbles. So, for the Golden Anniversary, a trio of MVP artists will be taking the stage.
Headlining Halftime Show 2016 will be Coldplay, a British rock band formed by lead singer Chris Martin in 1996. The group has released seven studio albums and rose to fame with hits “Yellow” and Clocks.” They will bring their chart-topping sound to the stage for a 12- minute musical performance. Halftime veterans and worldwide superstars Beyoncé and Bruno Mars will also join Coldplay during their stellar set.
The first 24 championship football games didn’t feature pop artists during the halftime show, but that trend changed in 1991 when New Kids on the Block wowed the crowd in Tampa, Florida.
There will still be plenty of great football to enjoy after the halftime extravaganza. Denver Broncos (AFC champs) will be making their eighth Big Game appearance. Carolina Panthers (NFC champs) are playing in their second championship. Make sure you have a comfortable seat and some super bowls, dishes and plates of food to eat during the football game.
Pop diva Lady Gaga will also be on hand to sing the National Anthem during the pre-game festivities.