What time does Super Bowl LVI start around the world?

This Sunday, February 13, Super Bowl LVI kicks off when the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals and the NFC champion Los Angeles Rams square off at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Sunday, Feb. 13, the day before Valentine’s Day. That’s one week later than usual, because the NFL added a game to its regular season this year, pushing everything back a week.

Football is exploding in popularity around the world and the audience for the game has definitely become international. And, as in 2021, whether watching the Super Bowl live or with friends at a bar or a restaurant, it will be a different experience. The pandemic is still changing everything. California and Los Angeles County will continue to enforce public health measures at SoFi Stadium during the Super Bowl. Attendees will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, with some exceptions for very small children.

In the case of viewers in countries throughout the world, each country and city will have different COVID-19 restrictions and as everyone knows, these can change from day to day. So, here’s a list of some of the establishments who generally show the game in their respective cities but it’s best to check first before heading anywhere.

In Melbourne, Australia, try the College Lawn Hotel, the Harlow, Sporting Globe, The Crafty Squire, CBD and Melbourne Public, South Wharf.  In Sydney, head to The Star Sydney, El Camino Cantina or the Erko HotelBrazilians watch at Shenanigans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil while in Frankfurt, Germany the Louisiana sports bar has been a good spot to watch the game along with Sam Sports Bar and O’Reilly’s Irish Pub. In Marburg, Germany, it’s the Aldi Mitte Sportsbar while one of the Champions Sports Bars which are located in Warsaw, Poland, Lagos, Nigeria and Salt Rock, South Africa has been a good spot. If you’re in Munich, check out The Feuerberg Restaurant. Football fans in London, England will gather at a number of places including Boxpark, Omeara, the Hard Rock Cafe and Leyton Star, to name just a few. Even the far reaches of Mongolia has Super Bowl fans with the Bojangles Bar in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia a favorite locale to watch the game.

Other places around the world include the Lady Hamilton Pub in Zurich, Switzerland, the Hard Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic, the Laurel Tokyo sports bar in Tokyo, Japan, O’Leary’s Irish Pub or the Retro Sportbar in Stockholm, Sweden and Pub Wilson in Seinäjoki, Finland.

Again, everything will depend on the coronavirus restrictions in each city.

While watching the game in bars, pubs and restaurants will be a hit and miss proposition this year, the online audience will be huge. Whether sitting in living rooms or watching on an office computer or even lying in bed watching on a laptop or tablet, millions of people around the world will be watching the game. Some will be interrupting their Monday morning workdays to watch the game or staying up until the wee hours of the morning.

Folks in North America or even Hawaii, or American Samoa, can watch the game at a decent hour. The 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. In AucklandNew Zealand the game is at 12:30 p.m.

Let’s check out the times starting from one side of the international dateline to the other.

Super Bowl 56 kickoff times around the world

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022

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.

Monday, Feb. 14, 2020

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.

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