On February 7, 2016, Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California will host the National Football Conference champion Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champion Denver Broncos for Super Bowl 50. For many, the half-time show and big-budget commercials are as much cause for celebration as the game itself, and big brands aren't missing the opportunity to get their name seen. Media partner CBS reportedly set the base rate for a 30-second advertisement at $5,000,000 USD, and even renowned jewelers Tiffany & Co. signed on to create the winning "50" Super Bowl rings.
Outside of the main event, an ample amount of coverage will be broadcast through platforms like Instagram and Snapchat (don't forget to check Snapchat's Live Stories section for fan-submitted content), and we know you die-hard football fans won't want to miss a moment of it. To stay plugged in to all the events surrounding America's best-liked sporting event, here are the media outlets, brands, sports personalities and athletes you need to be following. For starters, remember to tag #SB50 to stay in the conversation.
While the pre-emptive fanfare is already in full swing Stateside, the official kickoff is scheduled for for 3:30PM PST.
John Elway - General Manager Twitter - @johnelway
Owen Daniels - Tight End Twitter - @owendaniels
C.J. Anderson - Running Back Twitter - @cjandersonb22
Shaquil Barrett - Linebacker Twitter - @moochie048
Andre Caldwell - Wide Receiver Instagram - @caldwellxii
Sylvester Williams - Nose Tackle Twitter - @SylWil92 Snapchat - @Slynineduece
Joe Person (Panthers Beat Reporter) Twitter - @josephperson
Mike Klis (Broncos Beat Reporter) Twitter - @MikeKlis
NFL Cheerleaders Instagram - @NFLCheerleaders
Carolina Panthers Twitter - @pantherstopcats