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The New England Patriots are heading to the Super Bowl — for the third consecutive year — to face the Los Angeles Rams.
The teams both won their conference championship in overtime thrillers on Jan. 20. The Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31; the Rams beat the New Orleans Saints, 26-23.
The last time the Rams made it to the Bowl was in 2002 when the Patriots delivered a surprising 20-17 defeat with quarterback Tom Brady named as the game’s MVP. The Patriots are hoping to repeat history this year.
It will be the ninth Super Bowl Brady has been to in the nearly two decades he’s been in the NFL.
“It’s hard for me to imagine. Nine Super Bowls. I know. It’s ridiculous,” Brady told NBC Sports after his team’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. “I never imagined any of this, believe me. This is beyond. I mean, who could ever imagine this? Nine Super Bowls? I just take it for what it is and enjoy it. I love my teammates. I love my coaches. I love my family. It takes a lot of people to support you, for all of us. I’m just happy for all of us.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big game.
Super Bowl LIII is on Sunday, February 3, 2019. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET but there will likely be pregame coverage on CBS.
The teams will compete for the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where roughly 75,000 fans are expected to gather to watch the nail-biter.
And there’s good news for those who want to stop for a snack during the event: the stadium will keep its “Fan First Menu Pricing.” That means $2 hot dogs and $5 beers for lucky Super Bowl spectators.
Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay confirmed this was the case to ESPN on Jan. 21, saying inflating prices was “never an option.”
“We said this in our negotiations with the SEC, the college football championship, the Super Bowl, and the Final Four … every customer that comes through that door is our customer,” McKay told the sports network. “So we want to treat all those customers the same and give them the same experience in food and beverage.”
Despite some pleas to boycott the Super Bowl halftime show over the ongoing national anthem protests, Maroon 5 agreed to be the headliner. Atlanta native and OutKast rapper Big Boi also agreed to perform alongside the band.
Travis Scott later agreed to perform as well — but only after teaming up with the NFL to donate $500,000 to Dream Corps and various other charities to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement.