Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will face Patrick Mahomes and the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs in what promises to be a spectacular Super Bowl 55 for the NFL in the US on Sunday, 7th February, or Monday 8th February at 06.30 AM Thailand Time.
Brady, in his first season since joining the Buccaneers from New England Patriots, is bidding to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy for a record seventh time in his 10th appearance in the showpiece game.
The 43-year-old, widely regarded as the sport’s greatest quarterback, aims to lead the Bucs to their second Super Bowl success and first since 2003.
Brady goes head to head with Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in last year’s Super Bowl.
The Chiefs remain on course to become the first side to win back-to-back Super Bowls since Brady’s Patriots in 2004 and 2005.
Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium was announced as this year’s venue long before the Buccaneers made history by becoming the first Super Bowl team to play at their home ground.
However, it will not be quite the advantage it might have been because Covid-19 restrictions mean attendance at the 65,000 capacity stadium will be limited to 22,000.
Some 7,500 free tickets will be given to vaccinated healthcare workers.