This Sunday, February 3, Super Bowl LIII kicks off when the AFC champion New England Patriots and the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams square off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Now with football exploding in popularity around the world however, the audience for the game has become downright international.
So where else will people be watching the game and when?
Well it seems everywhere from a rooftop bar in South Melbourne, Australia to the Hard Rock Cafe in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Champions Sports Bar in Warsaw, Poland to Nairobi, Kenya to Salt Rock, South Africa to the Bojangles Bar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to the El Dorado Royale in the Mayan Riviera. In fact, in a straw poll conducted by AFI, people told us they will be glued to screens in places around the world as varied as the kickoff times.
How about the Lady Hamilton Pub in Zurich, Switzerland? Or the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic? Or the Man in the Moon Pub in Kyoto, Japan? Or the Pub Wilson. Seinäjoki, Finland?
Or just your living room couch, or maybe your office computer?
So let’s see how many people will be interrupting their Monday morning workdays to watch the game or staying up until the wee hours of the morning.
If you’re in North America or even Hawaii, or even American Samoa, you’ll celebrate the game at a decent hour. Game starts as usual at 6:30 pm EST which is 5:30 CST, 4:30 MST, 3:30 PST, 2:30 p.m. in Alaska or 1:30 p.m. in Hawaii.
After that, it gets interesting. Let’s check out the times starting from one side of the international date line to the other.
Super Bowl 53 kickoff times around the world
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019
AMERICAN SAMOA: 12:30 p.m.
MIDWAY ISLAND: 12:30 p.m.
OAHU, Hawaii: 1:30 p.m.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico: 5:30 p.m.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: 8:30 p.m.
LONDON, England: 11:30 p.m.
BERLIN, Germany: 12:30 a.m.
PARIS, France: 12:30 a.m.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic: 12:30 a.m.
ROME, Italy: 12:30 a.m.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina: 12:30 a.m.
ATHENS, Greece: 1:30 a.m.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa: 1:30 a.m.
CAIRO, Egypt: 1:30 a.m.
HARARE, Zimbabwe: 1:30 a.m.
JERUSALEM, Israel: 1:30 a.m.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: 2:30 a.m.
DOHA, Qatar: 2:30 a.m.
NAIROBI, KENYA; 2:30 a.m.
MOSCOW, Russia: 2:30 a.m.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: 2:30 a.m.
TEHRAN, Iran: 3:00 a.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan: 4:00 a.m.
NEW DELHI, India: 5:00 a.m.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam: 6:30 a.m.
BEIJING, China: 7:30 a.m.
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia: 7:30 a.m.
PYONGYANG, North Korea: 8:00 a.m.
SEOUL, South Korea: 8:30 a.m.
TOKYO, Japan: 8:30 a.m.
SYDNEY, Australia: 10:30 a.m.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand: 12:30 p.m.