What time does the Super Bowl start?

The Super Bowl XLIX logo is displayed on the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., site of this year's game.
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OK, all you Super Bowl party planners, here is your key bit of info. Kickoff for Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots is scheduled for 3:38 p.m. PT.

This year the game will be televised on NBC, with coverage beginning at 9 a.m. PT. Yes, six hours of pre-game coverage.

Also, NBC will stream its coverage — including pregame programming and the halftime show — free online.


The Super Bowl is being played in Glendale, Ariz., home of the Arizona Cardinals.

This will be Super Bowl XLIX, which is Super Bowl 49 for you non-Romans out there.


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