Super Bowl LIV (54) will decide the championship of the NFL’s 2019 season, pitting the AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs (14-4) against the NFC San Francisco 49ers (15-3). The game is the conclusion of the NFL’s 100th season. The Chiefs are the designated home team for the contest.
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
5:30 p.m., FOX
Demi Lovato (recording artist, former Disney personality)
■ Jennifer Lopez
■ Joe Buck (play-by-play)
■ Troy Aikman (color)
■ Erin Andrews
■ Chris Myers (sideline)
■ The 49ers lead the all-time series with the Chiefs, 7-6. The two franchises have never met in the Super Bowl. This will be the 49ers’ seventh appearance in the game; they are 5-1. Their last appearance was in 2013, a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
■ It’s the third Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs. They lost the first-ever Super Bowl to Green Bay, and won Super Bowl IV over Minnesota, 50 years ago. That was KC’s last Super Bowl appearance.
■ For the Chiefs, quarterback Patrick Mahomes (passed for 4,031 yards, 26 touchdowns, five interceptions, ran for 218 yards and two touchdowns); tight end Travis Kelce (97 catches, 1,229 yards, five touchdowns), wide receivers Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, and Demarcus Robinson, defensive linemen Frank Clark and Chris Jones, and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu.
■ For the 49ers, the running game is the key, with four players — Raheem Mostert, Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman and Jeff Wilson (of Elkhart) — playing big roles. The 49ers’ quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, is underrated — he’s thrown for 3,978 yards and 27 touchdowns this season, although he does have 13 interceptions. Defensively, the 49ers’ line is strong, including Dee Ford, Arik Armstead, Deforrest Buckner and especially rookie Nick Bosa — they’ve combined for 33 sacks.
■ Chiefs, Andy Reid.
■ 49ers, Kyle Shanahan.
(from the Associated Press)
■ A 30-second commercial spot is $5.6 million, which breaks down to $186,666.67 per second.
■ Super Bowl winners have won the opening coin toss 24 of 53 times.
■ This is the 11th time Miami has hosted a Super Bowl, and that’s a record.
■ Last year, 98.2 million people watched the Super Bowl in the U.S. alone; that’s about 1 in 3 people, and about 46 percent of them were women. The highest-rated Super Bowl was in 2015, averaging 114.4 million.
■ The franchises who aren’t at the Super Bowl that have never been are Detroit, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Houston — although Houston has only existed as a franchise in its current form since 2002.
■ Not that they don’t make enough, but the players in the Super Bowl get paid for playing in it: the losing team’s players get roughly $59,000 each, while the winners get around $118,000 each.
■ Don’t look for either team to have home field advantage: most of those tickets are corporate. Each team gets 17 1/2% of the tickets, the host team (Miami in this case) gets 5%, and 35% goes to the other NFL franchises. Only about 25% of the tickets are sold to the public.