Super Bowl Sunday is close. Here’s how to watch the Chiefs and Eagles in Charlotte

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Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us, and whether you’re heading to a Charlotte-area bar, hosting a watch party or following along at home, it’s time to make a plan for tuning in.

This year’s Super Bowl features a match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, teams that have won the big game in recent years.

And for non-sports fans who don’t want to miss a party, there’s a highly anticipated halftime show from Rihanna and plenty of Super Bowl commercials on deck.

Here’s what to know about how to watch or stream the Super Bowl in Charlotte and what to expect from the game, halftime show and commercials:

How to watch the Super Bowl

The 2023 Super Bowl will air on FOX, with kickoff slated for 6:30 p.m.

Kevin Burkhardt will serve as play-by-play announcer, and former Carolina Panthers player Greg Olsen will offer commentary. Reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi will handle sideline coverage.

The network’s Super Bowl coverage will start at 11 a.m. Sunday with a special edition of “Skip & Shannon: Undisputed.” The official pregame show begins at 1 p.m.

The network’s Charlotte-area affiliate is WJZY, commonly referred to as Queen City News. That’s channel 46 on most cable and satellite providers.

How to stream the Super Bowl

Cord cutters will still have plenty of options for catching the Super Bowl.

Fox will stream the game live at and on the Fox Sports app, available for download at

Fox is also available on multiple TV streaming services, including Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV and FuboTV.

How to watch the Super Bowl in Spanish

Fox Deportes will air the Spanish-language broadcast of the 2023 Super Bowl.

The broadcast will begin at 11 a.m., “as FOX Deportes offers 11 hours of live Super Bowl LVII coverage, including editions of EL ENTRETIEMPO, TOTAL SPORTS 360 and a live pregame show from State Farm Stadium beginning at 4:00 PM ET,” the network says.

Announcer Adrian Garcia-Marquez will have play-by-play duties, and two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva will handle color commentary.

Who’s playing the Super Bowl halftime show?

Music star Rihanna will headline the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.

Many fans are hopeful that the singer — who in recent years has been focused on her successful business career — will follow up the show with new music or a tour announcement.

What to expect from Super Bowl commercials

Advertising slots for the Super Bowl are already sold out, Fox said Monday.

Most of the highly sought spots sold for between $6 million and $7 million, network officials said.

Advertising experts expect a steep drop off in commercials from cryptocurrency companies from the 2022 broadcasts, as the industry struggles with scandals. Big buyers this year include many Super Bowl staples, including beer companies and snack food brands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.