What is Super Bowl XLIII?
Super Bowl XLIII is a professional football championship game conducted by the National Football League. Participants include the champions of the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League. The winning team wins the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
When will the game be played?
Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 6 p.m. (EST)
Has a host city team ever played in the Super Bowl in their home stadium?
No host city team has ever played in the game in their home stadium. The 49ers played in Super Bowl XIX, but the game was played at Stanford Stadium - not their home stadium of Candlestick Park.
Where have other Super Bowls been held?
Click here http://www.nfl.com/superbowl/history to view information on the history of past Super Bowls. Super Bowl XLIII will be the fourth time Tampa Bay has hosted a Super Bowl. Tampa Bay previously hosted Super Bowl XVIII in 1984, Super Bowl XXV in 1991, and Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.
Where will Super Bowl XLIII be held?
Super Bowl XLIII will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Who is responsible for the Pre-Game and Halftime show?
The Pre-Game and Halftime show are developed by the National Football League.
What is the television network for Super Bowl XLIII?
What is the radio network for Super Bowl XLIII?
CBS Radio/Westwood One (English and Spanish).
What is the seating capacity of Raymond James Stadium?
For the Super Bowl, the seating capacity of Raymond James Stadium will be 72,500
How are game tickets distributed?
The demand for tickets to Super Bowl XLIII greatly exceeds the NFL's ability to accommodate the majority of fans interested in attending the game. The vast majority of Super Bowl tickets (approximately 75%) are distributed to the 32 NFL teams. The participating teams each receive 17.5% of the tickets, the non-participating teams receive 1.2% and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the host team, will receive 5%. The remaining 25.2% are controlled by the NFL and are distributed primarily to NFL affiliated companies, the broadcast network, corporate sponsors, media, VIP's charities, fans and the Host Committee.
Are tickets sold to the general public?
The NFL distributes approximately 1% of the tickets to fans through an annual Super Bowl random drawing. The drawing is not considered a lottery (there is no charge to enter). This is the NFL's only method of distributing tickets to the general public. The NFL does not sell tickets to travel or ticket agents.
Requests for the random drawing are accepted between February 1st and June 1st of each year, preceding the game. For Super Bowl XLIII the drawing will be in 2008. All entries must include name, address, phone number and email address, and must be sent via certified or registered mail. Requests for tickets to Super Bowl XLIII, to be played February 1, 2009 in Tampa, Florida, will be accepted beginning Feb. 1, 2008. You will be notified by mail in October or November if you are eligible to purchase Super Bowl XLIII tickets.
Requests should be sent to:
Super Bowl Random Drawing
P.O. Box 49140
Strongsville, OH 44149-0140
Please note: Only one request per address is accepted. Duplicate requests will be ineligible.
Where are the locations of future Super Bowls?
Super Bowl XLII - February 3, 2008
Super Bowl XLIII - February 1, 2009
Super Bowl XLIV - 2010
Super Bowl XLV - 2011