The Florida Fan’s Guide To The 2023 Super Bowl

Written By Aleeyah Jadavji on February 8, 2023
Florida Fans' Guide for Super Bowl LVII

The stage is set for Super Bowl LVII on Sunday between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ, and superstar singer Rihanna headlines the Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Fans watching from home can tune in to FOX on TV or or FOX Sports App on mobile. Regrettably, no teams from Florida made it to the big game this year, but there are still plenty of ways that Floridians can enjoy the spectacle of the Super Bowl.

Oddsmakers have Eagles with a slight advantage over Chiefs

If Florida sports betting were legal, PlayFL estimates that more than $150 million would be bet on the big game. Unfortunately, the fate of legal Florida sports betting, and the gaming compact that legalized it lies in the hands of the D.C. Court of Appeals.

However, optimism is high that sports betting will return before Super Bowl LVIII.

Odds from legal markets for this year’s Super Bowl have the Eagles edging out the Chiefs, with the point spread at -2. While the Chiefs sport a superstar at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, the Eagles counter with Jalen Hurts, who has had an MVP season behind a strong offensive line and a solid defense on the other side of the ball. 

The Chiefs have played in the big game three of the last four years. They’re hungry for redemption after the Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers destroyed them in Super Bowl LV. This year’s Super Bowl should be much closer.

Floridians well-represented in Super Bowl LVII

Seven of the players on the field Sunday played their college ball at the University of Florida. Additionally, six players will represent Florida State University, another two are University of Miami alumni and one graduated from the University of South Florida 

Kansas City Chiefs

  • DE Carlos Dunlap – University of Florida 
  • WR Kadarius Toney – University of Florida 
  • P Tommy Townsend – University of Florida 
  • RB La’Mical Perine – University of Florida 
  • DT Derrick Nnadi – Florida State
  • DE Joshua Kaindoh – Florida State
  • DB Deon Bush – University of Miami
  • WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling – University of South Florida

Philadelphia Eagles

  • WR Tyrie Cleveland – University of Florida 
  • S C.J. Gardner-Johnson – University of Florida 
  • OT Fred Johnson – University of Florida 
  • DE Josh Sweat – Florida State

For the Chiefs, Toney is coming off of an injury to his ankle from the AFC Championship game but should play on Sunday. The Eagles’ Gardner-Johnson collected six interceptions in the regular season, tied for the most in the NFL. 

Where are the Florida parties at?

For Florida fans not traveling to Phoenix for the game, there are several places to watch it on Sunday in Florida. Grab a beverage, a bite to eat and cheer on the Chiefs or Eagles.

Most bars in Florida will cater to fans on Sunday. Some will even host watch parties, with specials on cocktails and finger foods.

The best parties can probably be found at Florida’s casinos and gaming centers.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

  • Doors open at noon with free admission until 4 p.m.
  • Live entertainment, stadium-style screen
  • Games: corn hole, bean bag football toss, beer pong
  • Food specials 

Bestbet Jacksonville and Orange Park

  • Game broadcast on TVs in the poker room
  • Poker promotions include $1,000 every 30 minutes + 200X total score

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

  • Live entertainment
  • The Heart Weights perform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Council Oak Lounge
  • DJ Ekin performs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Rez Grill
  • Blewayle performs from noon to 4 p.m. at the pool

Seminole Classic Casino, Fort Lauderdale

  • Live entertainment
  • High Tolerance performs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Stage Bar

The Big Easy Casino, Hallandale Beach

  • Viewing party
  • Food specials: $9 burger & fries, chili cheese fries, wings & fries
  • Drink specials: $3 12-ounce draft domestic, $3 house wine, $4 12-ounce draft imported beer, $6 well drinks
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Aleeyah hails from Toronto, Ontario in Canada, and has worked predominantly in the poker industry since 2015. From writing articles to interviewing big winners and live reporting on poker's biggest stages, she's seen it all. Aleeyah loves to cook and create content to showcase her passion for food and travel. She also loves sriracha and doesn't trust anyone that believes it's not a top-tier condiment.

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