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What’s happening in Miami on Super Bowl Sunday

Miami is hosting Super Bowl 2020 – one of the world's biggest sports events.Tickets cost an arm and a leg, but it’s no bad idea to spend time in a city that has plenty more on offer besides the game itself.

The Super Bowl is the climax of the American football season. Two teams meet to decide who will be crowned champions in a single game. This year is Super Bowl LIV which is being played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. At the end of the game, either the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers will be crowned Super Bowl champions. No matter which team claims the title, it will be the first time in many years for both teams. The 49ers won their last of five titles in 1995 while the Kansas City Chiefs won their only Super Bowl to date way, way back in 1970, 50 years ago.

In addition to the game and the entertainment at the Hard Rock Stadium, there will be parties, big screens, carnivals and plenty of other events to see in Miami over the period. The city will be swarming with football fans the whole week. And even though it's far from easy to get hold of tickets, there are still plenty of other reasons to go to Miami.

Here are five things to do in Miami during – or in association with – Super Bowl LIV:

Cozy Basecamp Miami will broadcast the match on the big screen. Photo: Basecamp Miami

Watch the game on a big screen

Pretty much every venue in Miami will be screening the game live. According to the Miami Herald, Basecamp Miami has perhaps the biggest outdoor screen. Entry is free, or you can pay extra for VIP tickets plus table.

Basecamp Miami

298 Northeast 61st Street, Miami

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Tailgate party at Miami International Airport

Tailgating, where you follow the game and socialize outside the stadium where the actual game is being played, is a popular pastime in the US. This will naturally also be the case outside the Hard Rock Stadium. But don’t worry if you've got a plane to catch, a departure gate at Miami International Airport is hosting a tailgate party, according to CNBC.

Tailgate party at Miami International Airport

2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami

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The event in Bayfront Park concludes with a fireworks display over Miami's stunning skyline. Photo: Shutterstock

Get ready for the game

Activities are being arranged all round the city throughout the entire week in the run up to Super Bowl Sunday. Something that can be worth checking out is Super Bowl LIVE in Bayfront Park, where entry is free. The event runs from 25 January to 1 February, and includes live music, art exhibitions, football themed selfie opportunities, water shows and parades in the evenings.

Super Bowl LIVE presented by Verizon at Bayfront Park

Watch the game on a cruise ship

Miami is famous for cruise liners – so naturally, you’ll be able to watch the game onboard a luxury ship. Princess Cruises is one of the companies that screen games onboard its ships – sometimes even on deck under an open sky.

Watch the game on a cruise ship

Tagging Miami style

The hip Wynwood area is famous for its laidback atmosphere and fantastic street art. Ahead of the Super Bowl you can get a bit more out of your Miami stay by heading to the Super Fan Fest 2020 at Wynwood Marketplace. The event runs from 30 January to 2 February. Enjoy the atmosphere in the sports bars, eat well at the local restaurants, listen to live music and try various football-related activities. If you come on Super Bowl Sunday, you can follow the excitement on big screen TV with many other visitors even without being inside the Hard Rock stadium.

Super Fan Fest 2020 at Wynwood Marketplace

Wynwood, Miami

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