How Long is Halftime in the NFL?

The NFL's break between halves is noticeably shorter than college football's

While NFL halftimes may not have the pomp and circumstance of their counterparts in college football, they still remain a vital time for fans to take a bathroom break, get more food, and check in on their fantasy teams.

 

So how long is the halftime in the NFL anyway?

 

For regular-season games, NFL halftime is 12 minutes. That's actually down from the 15-minute intermission the league used prior to 1990. And during the Super Bowl, you can expect a 30-minute break for the halftime show.

 

The NFL's halftime is far shorter's than college football's break, which comes in at 20 minutes. That's a major contributor to why professional games are shorter, on average, than college games by more than 10 mintues.

 

The NFL also has a shorter intermission than the NBA (15 minutes), soccer (15 minutes), NHL (17 minutes), or college basketball (20 minutes).

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