Super Bowl 2013 Kickoff Time: Last-Minute Coverage Info for Super Sunday

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2013

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates on the field after the 49ers won 28-24 against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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After two weeks of hype and build, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are ready to put an end to all the talk and kick off Super Bowl XLVII. 

More appropriately, the two teams are almost ready to kick things off at 6:30 p.m. ET. With no time left to think about what might happen in the Super Bowl, the Ravens and 49ers just have to take the field and see how the whole thing plays out. 

In anticipation of the biggest sports event of the year in the United States, here is all of the last-minute viewing information that you will need to watch Super Bowl XLVII.

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans

When: Sunday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Watch: CBS

Viewing Information

The game, halftime show and postgame show can be seen in their entirety on CBS, and NFL Mobile (on smartphones)

Super Bowl Kicks Off at Approximately 6:30 p.m. ET

The whole point of tuning into the Super Bowl is to watch the game, so it only makes sense that you would turn on whatever device you have handy before it starts. 

The start time is officially listed as 6:30 p.m. ET, though it will be later than that because they have to do player introductions and the national anthem, which will be performed by Alicia Keys. 

Beyonce Halftime Show Starts at Approximately 8 p.m. ET

The start of the halftime show depends on the pace of the game, so that time should be taken with a grain of salt. A typical NFL game will take about 90 minutes to get through the first half, so if we are to believe that the game starts at 6:30 p.m. we can place this at 8 p.m.

Postgame Show/Trophy Presentation Starts at Approximately 10 p.m. ET

All of the pomp and circumstance happens during the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy. It is when the confetti and fireworks fly, and it is a nice way to cap off the NFL season. 

The Ravens and 49ers have worked for the past 20-plus weeks during the season, not to mention preseason and all of the workouts in the offseason, and it all comes down to 60 more minutes.

One team will feel the ecstasy that comes with having your name sitting alongside the greatest teams and players in the history of the sport. The other will deal with the agony of knowing they came so close to being among the immortals. 

Knowing how to plan your Super Bowl Sunday is of the utmost importance, so follow this viewing guide and be sure to get in front of some kind of television or streaming device to check out all the action.