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The Super Bowl LIII is taking place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of the Falcons. This is the first Super Bowl to take place at this stadium, having opened in 2017. The Los Angeles Rams will attempt to be the latest team to challenge the reigning New England Patriots. 

When does the Super Bowl start?

The Super Bowl is watched around the world, with millions tuning in to watch the biggest game in American Football. 

The game will take place on Sunday, February 3 with kickoff slated for 6.30pm ET (11.30pm GMT). 

Performing the national anthem before the game will be renowned singer Gladys Knight, who is known as “The Empress of Soul”.

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The Atlanta native will be singing the anthem in her home city, the capital of the US state of Georgia. 

Knight is known for songs “Midnight Train to Georgia”, “Neither One of Us” and “Missing You” and has won four Grammy awards. 

This isn’t the only bit of singing, however, with the legendary Super Bowl Half Time Show famous for its huge performers. 

This year Maroon 5 will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII halftime show in Atlanta. 

The band has sold more than 53 million albums worldwide and is known for hits such as “She Will Be Loved” and “Moves Like Jagger.” 

They will be joined on stage by rappers Travis Scott and Big Boi. 

Previous performers at the Super Bowl Half Time Show include Madonna, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Beyonce. 

The Super Bowl can find its origins in 1966 when the two football leagues – the NFL and the AFL – were vying for dominance. 

The teams decided to merge, and out of that merger, a new championship game was born, which was designed to show which was the dominant league every year. 

Whilst today’s Super Bowl is one filled with theatrics, performances and clever graphics, on January 15, 1967, when the first game took place it was something of a catastrophe. 

The AFL-NFL World Championship Game saw television issues, arguments over its name and thousands of empty seats. 

Through the years the game has grown in notoriety and is staple viewing for many in the US. 

Often friends and family gather for Super Bowl viewing parties, with plenty of food, drink and competitive spirit. 

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