The Super Bowl is underway! Action begins in Las Vegas
The most highly-anticipated Super Bowl in historical past is underway, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking up the San Francisco 49ers in entrance of Taylor Swift and lots of of different A-list celebs in Las Vegas – and the remainder of the world watching on!
The motion started at Allegiant Stadium shortly earlier than 7pm EST – 4pm native time – after nation music icon Reba McEntire had belted out the nationwide anthem.
Swift had made a mad sprint again from Japan for the sport after enjoying 4 straight nights on her Eras Tour in Tokyo. She is joined in a collection – that boyfriend Travis is believed to have paid $1million for – with the remainder of the Kelce household, her personal mother and pop, and buddies Ice Spice and Blake Lively.
She was seen giving Jason, the older Kelce brother, a hug as they reunited and he then launched himself tot he American rapper Ice Spice – scenes that NFL followers would not have ever believed potential when the season started again in September.
The Chiefs received the toss earlier than the beginning of the sport and deferred, so the 49ers began with the ball within the battle for the Vince Lombardi trophy.
Taylor Swift made it again from Japan to cheer Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs on within the Super Bowl in Las Vegas
Swift made it again to take her place within the $1million Kelce household suite together with her crew and his household a row behind
The 34-year-old Kelce, one of many star males for the Chiefs, regarded usually cool and composed throughout the heat ups
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (middle) provides a late Kansas City teamtalk with Kelce stood alongside him
For Travis and the Chiefs, the sport lastly getting underway attracts a line beneath two weeks of intense build-up, the place the tight finish specifically confronted a brand new wave of consideration as a result of his girlfriend.
Victory for Kansas City would see the crew be a part of a novel membership of back-to-back Super Bowl winners however there’s historical past on the road for San Francisco, as properly.
But it was a nervous begin by one of many 49ers stars in Christian McCaffrey – Olivia Culpo‘s companion – as he recorded his first fumble since Week 7 – a three-and-a-half month run.
Brittany Mahomes, the spouse of Chiefs quarterback Patrick, took to the sector earlier than the beginning of the sport with their youngsters
Rapper Jay-Z was on the Allegiant Stadium area in Vegas within the build-up to the sport between Chiefs and 49ers
The Swifties nonetheless made their means into the stadium for the most important evening within the American sporting calendar
While loads of consideration is on the Chiefs, the 49ers may seal a record-equaling sixth Super Bowl with a win