Super Bowl LV: Tampa Bay Buccaneers VS Kansas City Chiefs

This football season has been surreal, if nothing else. Social distancing guidelines have forced even the most hardcore fans to watch games from home — and even then, it’s impossible not to notice the difference. The crowds, the noise, even the games themselves simply were not the same. Super Bowl LV will be a hard-fought battle between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs. It will be completely different from anything that came before.

Will fans still have the opportunity to answer questions and make predictions prior to the game? Sure. But instead of doing it in person from a roaring stadium, it will be done from the comfort of one’s own home through Zoom. If you’re a fan of Tampa Bay, check out the media on Monday. Kansas will do their own on Tuesday.

You can tune into CBS Sports HQ from Tampa during work week hours every day from Monday, February 1 until Thursday, February 4.

Odds seem to be on the Kansas City Chiefs to win the trophy this year. The game itself will take place on February 7 at 6:30 PM after the Chiefs are flown in the night before to keep testing guidelines true and reduce the chance of coronavirus infection or spread.

7,500 tickets will be offered to vaccinated healthcare workers, which allows only 14,500 tickets to other fans. COVID-19 has placed strain on the numbers that a stadium can safely hold, but also caused fan interest to skyrocket. After all, no one has been out of the house for this type of recreation in a long time.

There’s a reason that so many people are excited for this season’s game. Tom Brady won the Super Bowl for two consecutive seasons nearly two decades ago, while Mahomes won the Bowl last year — and will want to accomplish the same feat this season.