Updated: Jan 12
With 2022’s Super Bowl game falling on the day before Valentine’s Day, it is getting closer and closer to the big game. This year, the Los Angeles Rams will be playing against the Cincinnati Bengals, resulting in a close game that will surely be leaving viewers on the edges of their seats. The game will take place in Inglewood, California, at the SoFi Stadium. This will surely be an interesting year, as protocols are constantly changing surrounding the pandemic, and fans will have to do their best to stay safe.
As suspected, there will be health and safety protocols in order for guests to enter the stadium on the day of the Super Bowl. Fans and attendees of the game will have to obey and comply with all of the LA County Covid-19 hearts and safety protocols in order to enter the SoFi Stadium on February 13th. There will be a mandatory mask mandate for those entering the stadium for everyone over the age of two years old, regardless of vaccination status. With this being said, vaccinations are not mandatory, and if a vaccination card is not provided, a negative PCR test must be shown upon entering. Along with the negative Covid test, fans must provide an ID to ensure it is their test, unless using the CLEAR App for vaccine verification.
While some are waiting for the big day to see which team of extraordinary athletes takes home the prize, some are most excited for the halftime show. This year’s halftime show will include performances by talented hip-hop artists, such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar joining Dre. The show will most likely start just after eight p.m. EST, but it does depend on how long the first half of the game between the Rams and Bengals ends up lasting. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST. The halftime show will probably last somewhere between ten and twenty minutes. Last year, The Weeknd had a twelve-minute show. The show by Jennifer Lopez and Shakira lasted fourteen minutes–fifteen minutes seems like the approximate time it usually runs for. Dr. Dre will be playing the song, “Still D.R.E.,” featuring Snoop Dogg.
This year’s Super Bowl will surely be one to remember. As we are still facing the pandemic and all that goes along with protocols and vaccination status for entry, it remains different from prior years.