Super Bowl LI (aka Super Bowl 51) between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be broadcast on FOX on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The game will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston with kickoff set for 6:30 p.m. EST and also will be streamed online for free on FOX Sports GO.
This will be the eighth time FOX has broadcast the Super Bowl, the last one being Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, 2014 when Baltimore beat San Francisco 34-31 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Also called the “Blackout Bowl,” that Super Bowl was memorable for the 34-minute power outrage inside the Superdome that interrupted the game early in the third quarter with the Ravens up 28-6.
Play-by-play man Joe Buck and color analyst Troy Aikman will call their fifth Super Bowl together with Chris Myers and Erin Andrews serving as sideline reporters. FOX’s pregame show will feature host Kurt Menefee with analysts Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Jimmy Johnson and Michael Strahan.
The Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show will be headlined by GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Lady Gaga.
The cost of a 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LI is a reported $5 million.