Swift must travel from her concert in Japan to see Travis Kelce and the Chiefs play the 49ers. Meanwhile, Usher will perform the halftime show.
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The Super Bowl is here. And so is the spectacle.
Every year, the biggest game of the NFL season becomes more about the game. There’s the halftime show. The commercials. The party props.
This year, there’s Taylor Swift, and the intrigue of whether she’ll travel from her concert in Tokyo to see Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas.
Our live updates here will follow all those elements that go beyond the game and make the Super Bowl the pop culture phenomenon that it’s become. Follow along with The Athletic‘s writers as we cover Usher (and guests) at the halftime show, Swift’s potential appearance and some of the more … interesting … items one can wager on this year.