You don't have to wait until Sunday for all the Super Bowl LII fun to start because the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are kicking off the weeklong buildup to the game Monday.
Super Bowl Opening Night is at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, January 29, and players from both the Patriots and Eagles will have interviews with the media and, for the second year, they will also hang out with each other on stage in front of fans.
In addition to members of the current teams playing in the Super Bowl, former Minnesota Vikings players will also be there.
If you aren’t in Minnesota to try and get tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night, it will be broadcast on the NFL Network and ESPN2.
While there are many questions about the Super Bowl matchup that could be answered during the event — and some pure fun and entertainment included too — Rob Gronkowski probably won’t be there.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots tight end is not expected to be there because he is still in the concussion protocol. Gronkowski suffered a concussion during the AFC championship game when Jacksonville Jaguars’ Barry Church made helmet-to-helmet contact with him.
At this point, #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is not expected to participate in Super Bowl Opening Night, I’m told. He’s still in the concussion protocol. That could change if doctors clear him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2018
As the Eagles embrace their underdog role while the Patriots look to defend their Super Bowl title, the game is still almost a week away. So the real questions are which celebrities will show up, who will sport crazy costumes and what’s the most absurd thing we’ll see?
To make sure you don't miss a moment of Super Bowl Opening Night between the Patriots and Eagles, here is everything you need to know.
Super Bowl LII Opening Night
Teams: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles
Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
When: Monday, January 29
Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports
Philadelphia Eagles interviews: 8 p.m. ET
New England Patriots interviews: 10 p.m. ET