Celebrate Super Bowl LVI in Long Beach

The Los Angeles Rams will take on the Cincinnati Bengals for Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. The Rams, who last played in a Super Bowl in 2019, will take on Joe Burrow and company in the big game on their home field at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

As L.A. fans get ready to cheer on one of their favorite football teams, a number of Super Bowl-themed events have been announced around the City of Long Beach. With tickets to the game virtually impossible to obtain, local fans will still have an opportunity to celebrate and cheer the Rams to victory.

Carnival Cruise Lines is hosting the Super Bowl Cruise 2022, a three-day event aboard Mexican Baja Cruise with an itinerary including an NFL Jersey Rally and a Sunday Super Bowl Party. The cruise ship leaves the Port of Long Beach on Friday, Feb. 11, and returns Monday morning, Feb. 14. 

Panama Joe’s invites NFL fans to watch the game with an open bar and entry price of $39.99. The Super Bowl celebration will also include their Annual Super Bowl Raffle, where participants could win Panama Joe’s merchandise and gift cards. The open bar starts at kick-off and closes by the end of the third quarter. 

Multiple bars around the Long Beach area will be hosting their own viewing parties as well, along with special discounts and events. Fans can find their favorite bar to watch the game at through Visit Long Beach.

Long Beach Boot Camp will be hosting a Super Bowl Sunday Stadium Run/Walk event on Feb. 13 at Marine Stadium Park. Friends and families of all ages are invited to run/walk a 5k or 10k distance, and kids are invited to run a one-mile touch-down. There will also be a tailgate, with lawn games, football tosses, and a BBQ. Tickets for the event can be purchased through their website.

The City of Long Beach wishes to remind Rams fans that “post-game celebrations and activity should remain safe, lawful and fireworks-free,” according to their public notice. Anyone violating the city’s firework ordinance could be charged with a $1000 fine, six months in jail, or both.

Large gatherings for Super Bowl celebrations are anticipated, and the Department of Health and Human Services urges everyone to get fully vaccinated and boosted if attending a large gathering. Masks are encouraged for parties celebrated both indoors and outdoors, with larger gatherings suggested to be held outside.

Party hosts who plan to have a BBQ grill within their homes are advised to review the city’s safety guidelines on outdoor grills set by the National Fire Protection Association. 

Adults are reminded to drink responsibly and avoid driving under the influence. Alcohol, marijuana, and over-the-counter drugs are some of the substances that can impair driving and lead to a DUI. Additional Long Beach Police Department officers will patrol the streets on Super Bowl weekend to discourage drivers from driving under the influence.

By Hannah Shields

Photo Credit : CBS Sports