The NFL Super Bowl. Where Janet Jackson’s nipple was seen by 143 million people a decade ago and now thousands more Aussie fans will likely watch thanks to Jarryd Haines introducing more of us to the NFL. The NFL Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the United State’s highest level of professional football –– and one of the world’s most coveted sporting events if you’re lucky enough to score a ticket. Even if you don’t, you’re sure to catch Super Bowl fever at festivals, bars and parties with your new friends across the United States.

Super Bowl fever

Many people see the NFL Super Bowl as the United State’s – or even the world’s – sporting event of the year. Well over 100 million people watch it on the television alone (and that’s why the ads are so great). It’s hard to imagine how many tried to score a ticket to see the best teams of the American Football and National Football leagues battle it out for the championship live. Chances of scoring a ticket to this annual championship game can be tough/slim/near impossible. But still possible for the fortunate few.

Luckily, even if you don’t get a seat at the game itself, you can always catch Super Bowl fever across the United States, particularly in the host and competing team’s cities. In 2015, Phoenix hosted Super Bowl XLIX and alongside it came a week of non-stop partying with the likes of Rihanna, The Ting Tings, Grandmaster Flash, Nelly, Jamie Fox, J. Cole, Questlove, Victoria Secret Angels, Playboy bunnies and Mark Wahlberg performing at various ticketed and invite-only events across the city. We can't wait to see what the San Francisco Bay area has in stall for 2016 or Houston for 2017! Expect big things alongside official NFL Experiences and Super Bowl Fan Village.

Houston

When is it?

16th February 2016

Tips and tricks

  • NFL Super Bowl is very popular. Booking your flights, accommodation and transfers well in advance is strongly recommended. Tickets will be even harder! Ask Student Flights for help.

  • 2016 NFL Super Bowl, aka Super Bowl 50, will be held at Levi Stadium, Santa Clara, California. The stadium is home to the San Francisco 49ers and the greenest and most technologically advanced football stadium in the US.

  • Official events will begin in the first week of February in the San Francisco Bay Area and include the NFL Experiences, Super Bowl Fan Village (a free fan event), and plenty of local food, entertainment, arts, culture and party events. NFL Experience tickets go on sale 11 November 2015.

  • Wherever you plan to be for the NFL Super Bowl; be there in time for the fun to start at 3.30pm (PDT) on 7 February.

  • For up-to-date information, download the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s Road to 50 App. We are sure Houston’s organisers will have an app out for 2017 soon.

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