Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson perform during the half - time show at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004.
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By Abigail Abrams
October 23, 2017

With the announcement that Justin Timberlake is set to headline the Super Bowl halftime show in 2018, it’s the perfect time to start planning for game day.

Though Super Bowl Sunday is still a few months away, the hype for Super Bowl 52 is in full swing. And if you’re a football fan hoping to score tickets to next year’s Super Bowl, or even just host a party at home, you’ll want to make sure you have all the latest information.

Here’s everything you need to know about Super Bowl 52:

What day is the Super Bowl in 2018?

The Super Bowl 2018 date is Feb. 4, 2018. That’s right — next year’s Super Bowl Sunday will take place on the first Sunday in February. This hasn’t always been the case, but it has happened in recent years since the NFL season kicks off the week after Labor Day.

Where is Super Bowl 2018 going to be?

Unlike the sunny southern host of last year’s Super Bowl, Houston, the 2018 game will take place up north in Minneapolis at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Super Bowl locations are decided far in advance, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Minneapolis as the location of the 52nd Super Bowl back in 2014.

Locations for future years have also been decided: In 2016, the league announced that Atlanta would host in 2019, South Florida in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021. When it was revealed that the opening of the Rams’ and the Chargers’ joint stadium in Inglewood, California would be delayed due to record rainfall, the NFL subbed in Tampa for 2021 and gave 2022’s Super Bowl to L.A.

Who is performing at the Super Bowl 2018 halftime show?

On Sunday night, Timberlake announced he would be performing at the Super Bowl 2018 halftime show. This marks the singer’s third appearance in a Super Bowl halftime show, and his first since his unforgettable 2004 performance of “Rock Your Body” with Janet Jackson.

Timberlake ripped off a piece of Jackson’s costume during the halftime show and revealed part of her breast, a controversial incident dubbed “Nipplegate.” Both apologized and Timberlake called the reveal a “wardrobe malfunction.”

While some see this as a redemption for Timberlake, whose career has taken off since the early 2000s, other fans were not happy that he is now being invited back while Jackson has not returned to perform for a Super Bowl halftime show.

Super Bowl predictions

As fans prepare for Super Bowl in February, many are already making Super Bowl 2018 predictions. Wild-card playoffs will begin Jan. 6, 2018, and will be followed by the divisional round in the middle of the month and then conference championships Jan. 21.

Here are the Super Bowl odds from Vegas Insider:

New England Patriots 4/1
Kansas City Chiefs 8/1
Philadelphia Eagles 8/1
Pittsburgh Steelers 10/1
Seattle Seahawks 10/1
Atlanta Falcons 14/1
Carolina Panthers 20/1
Minnesota Vikings 20/1
Denver Broncos 25/1
Green Bay Packers 25/1
New Orleans Saints 25/1
Dallas Cowboys 33/1
Detroit Lions 33/1
Houston Texans 33/1
Los Angeles Rams 33/1
Tennessee Titans 33/1
Washington Redskins 33/1
Cincinnati Bengals 50/1
Arizona Cardinals 66/1
Baltimore Ravens 66/1
Buffalo Bills 66/1
Jacksonville Jaguars 66/1
Miami Dolphins 66/1
Oakland Raiders 66/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 66/1
Los Angeles Chargers 80/1
New York Giants 80/1
Chicago Bears 100/1
Indianapolis Colts 100/1
New York Jets 200/1
Cleveland Browns 1000/1
San Francisco 49ers 1000/1

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