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Follow DailyMail.com’s live blog for the latest score and updates from Super Bowl LVIII as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

01:54

A-listers at Super Bowl 2024! Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Jay-Z prove the biggest stars aren't on the field as they lead celebs arriving for big game

Countless stars have assembled at Allegiant Stadium tonight.

Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Jay-Z were on hand to witness the Chiefs against the 49ers.

Kim, 43, risked an awkward run-in with A-list enemy Taylor as she arrived to the event in an oversized black leather jacket and black hat.

She was seen arriving at the stadium alongside sisters Kourtney, Khloe and Kendall Jenner.

01:52

No joy for the 49ers

Fortunately, for Mahomes, the Chiefs defense forces a three and out and the 49ers punt the ball away.

Chris Conley manages to catch the punt deep into Chiefs territory. With the way they’ve played today, you wouldn’t bet on them going down the field from there.

01:51

Update on Dre Greenlaw

01:49

Mahomes intercepted!

WOW!

This is arguably the worst the Chiefs have ever played in a Super Bowl.

Mahomes is picked by Ji’Ayir Brown. He’s aiming for Kelce but horribly overthrows and it’s an easy grab for thr 49ers defender.

The Chiefs are in major trouble if the 49ers score here.

01:46

Back underway in Las Vegas

The third quarter begins but it’s the same old problems for the Chiefs.

Mahomes tosses the ball to Pacheco but he drops it. 49ers defenders swarm all over the running back for a loss of 12 yards.

Oh dear.

01:45

Taylor Swift told Travis Kelce is 'a red flag' after SHOVING Chiefs coach Andy Reid, 65, and screaming in his face

After Travis Kelce angrily bumped Chiefs head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines, some felt the reaction from the tight end was too strong and proved he is a ‘red flag’ to girlfriend Taylor Swift.

01:40

Usher's left the stage

At one point Usher nearly fell completely off stage on his roller skates but he recovered to produce a halftime show masterclass.

A lot for the Chiefs and 49ers to live up to after that.

01:38

What do the halftime stats say?

Our friends at SofaScore have provided us with all the key stats at halftime and it shows just how tight it is…

01:33

Allegiant Stadium's Usher transformation

What does it take to turn a football field into Usher’s stage? A lot!

01:31

Usher's going through his hits

01:27

Super Bowl 2024 halftime show: Usher brings star power to the stage as he tries to shine through Taylor Swift's shadow at Las Vegas stadium

The eight-time Grammy winner took to the stage for the halftime show at Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday.

The 45-year-old R&B was putting on a major showcase of his decades of hits, even as fellow music superstar Taylor Swift threatened to steal the spotlight from her celebrity-filled VIP box as she cheered on her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

01:25

Time for the halftime show

This year’s halftime extravaganza is being performed by Usher.

Fortunately the Chiefs have got plenty of time to regather as he takes to the stage.

01:24

Not a good look for Kelce

01:15

Chiefs 3-10 49ers – Halftime report

Alex Raskin at Allegiant Stadium: A 55-yard field goal by Jake Moody, some trickery and a 21-yard touchdown catch for Christian McCaffrey have the San Francisco 49ers holding a 10-3 lead over the defending-champion Kansas City Chiefs at halftime of Super Bowl LVIII.

McCaffrey bounced back from a costly first-quarter fumble to score the game’s only touchdown.

The play began with 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy hitting receiver Jauan Jennings with a pass behind the line of scrimmage before Jennings fired across the field to McCaffrey, who scampered in for the easy score.

Travis Kelce was a big story in the first half, but for all the wrong reasons.The Chiefs tight end was seen blowing up at Kansas City head coach Andy Reid on the sidelines after being subbed out on a play that ended in a costly turnover: Isiah Pacheco’s second-quarter fumble.

The irate Kelce nearly barreled over the 65-year-old Reid, but the coach didn’t seem too upset and allowed his tight end to return to action on the next series.

Kelce also had an on-the-field jaw session with 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, although the two never came to blows. For the half, Kelce had one catch and one yard on one target, while girlfriend Taylor Swift was booed loudly when she appeared on the Jumbotron drinking a beer.

The Chiefs had a chance to cut into the 49ers’ lead on the final drive of the half, but after Patrick Mahomes was sacked for the second time, Kansas City was forced to settle for a short field goal from Harrison Butker.

Mahomes’ numbers were decent in the first half (11 of 13 for 123 yards), as were Purdy’s (10 of 15 for 123 yards), but neither starting quarterback can compete with Jennings’ perfect QB rating after his stunning touchdown pass.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs reacts at Head coach Andy Reid in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA;  Recording artist Taylor Swift reacts during the first quarter between Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers of Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

01:11

Chiefs finally on the scoreboard but trail 10-3

Harrison Butker comes on and converts a field goal to finally give the Chiefs their first points of the game.

01:10

Mahomes goes down again!

Not good for this Chiefs offense. They look stunned on the sideline.

Mahomes is scrambling out the pocket again, trying to throw to someone in the end zone.

As he peels off to the left, he’s smashed to the turf by a 49ers defender again.

01:08

Taylor Swift sends Super Bowl crowd wild as she chugs her drink live on the jumbotron in Las Vegas… before slamming empty cup down and celebrating!

Taylor Swift sent the crowd into hysterics after she was seen chugging a drink and slamming it down while on the jumbotron at Allegiant Stadium.

Video shows the ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ singer knocking back her drink before emphatically setting it down in front of her.

01:01

Another penalty for the Chiefs

The Chiefs offense are back on the field and trying to hit back after the 49ers touchdown.

On the first play they get a penlty after a false start from Mecole Hardman.

00:59

Super Bowl showdown! Kim Kardashian risks run-in with A-list enemy Taylor Swift as she arrives at stadium with her sisters

Kim Kardashians and her sisters landed in Las Vegas on Sunday for the Super Bowl.

The stunning makeup mogul was spotted arriving at the Allegiant Stadium alongside Kourtney, Khloe, and Kendall.

Kim kept a low-key figure in a black baseball cap as she risked a run-in with her A-list enemy Taylor Swift, who arrived shortly before her.

00:55

Watch McCaffrey's touchdown

00:49

Touchdown 49ers!

What a play from Kyle Shanahan! It takes nerves of steel to go for a trick play in the Super Bowl but it paid off.

Purdy threw it backwards to Jauan Jennings, who the threw across the pitch to McCaffrey.

He caught the ball and made the most of the Chiefs defense being lopsided, galloping into the end zone to make it 10-0 to the 49ers.

00:49

'So frustrating!' Furious Paramount+ customers slam the TV network for crashing as millions tune in to watch the Super Bowl

Viewers watching the Super Bowl on Paramount+ are reporting problems with the streaming service.

The flood of complaints came just minutes into the Big Game, as customers reported crashes and inexplicable error screens.

Frustrated watchers subsequently flocked to social media, to see if anyone else was experiencing the same.

00:46

Purdy looks like a big-game regular

You would not think how they’ve started this game that Purdy is playing in his first Super Bowl and Mahomes is in his fourth.

The 49ers star is making his throws look simple, making the right decisions and moving his team up the field – even if they are yet to get their rewards.

00:40

Nothing there for the Chiefs… again

The Chiefs cannot get anything going.

They go three and out again after Patrick Mahomes is swallowed up by the brilliant 49ers defense.

Kelce looks so frustrated right now.

00:37

Worrying scenes for Dre Greenlaw

Oh no. That’s not good for Dre Greenlaw.

As he went to run onto the field, his Achilles appeared to buckle and he stayed down on the ground.

He’s yet to return to the field and the cart is coming to help him.

00:31

Kelce is raging at Reid!

Woah!

CBS replays show Travis Kelce absolutely raging with Andy Reid on the sideline after that fumble by Pacheco.

The tight end was furious with his head coach, yelling in his face before taking his seat on the bench.

That was reminiscent of those scenes on Christmas Day when they were beaten by the Raiders.

00:29

Elon Musk takes a front-row seat in a Super Bowl suite alongside his son X AE A-Xii

Elon Musk has been spotted in sitting front row with his youngest child at the Super Bowl, after adding a new football-themed ‘like’ animation on X.

The 52-year-old billionaire sat next to his three-year-old son, X AE A-Xii, with whom he shares with ex-partner and singer, Grimes, while wearing black aviators, a t-shirt and jeans at Allegiant Stadium – home of the Raiders.

He also spoke with what seemed to be members of his entourage before kickoff.

00:26

49ers recover the fumble!

This game!

On the very next play Isiah Pacheco goes on with his bludgeoning runs, only for the ball to come loose and the 49ers to recover.

That’s a big opportunity wasted by the Chiefs.

00:25

Mahomes responds instantly

Wow!

Mahomes launches the ball down the pitch and there’s Mecole Hardman.

He comes up with the ball to put the Chiefs in the red zone.

00:19

49ers lead 3-0

So close to the first touchdown of the game! Purdy made a bold throw – aiming for Deebo Samuel in the end zone.

Trent McDuffie was covering the 49ers receiver and managed to swat the ball away at the right time.

Jake Moody comes on for the field goal and bullets a 55-yard field goal, the longest FG in Super Bowl history, through the posts.

49ers lead!

00:17

End of the first quarter

Still no points on the board in Las Vegas after a first quarter full of nerves and errors.

00:13

Purdy's finding his range

Best throw of the game by Purdy so far.

On a crucial third down, he finds Chris Conley on the left side to keep the 49ers moving.

He then throws another inch-perfect pass to Ray-Ray McCloud.

00:10

What do they have against Paul Rudd in Vegas?

Daniel Matthews at Allegiant Stadium: Paul Rudd just got booed as he was shown on screen.

Some cheers for Queen Latifah and Jay Z.

Gordon Ramsey totally ignored.

00:04

Patrick Mahomes gets sacked

Not a good start by either offense.

Chase Young manages to break through the Chiefs’ O-Line and hits Mahomes.

They’re 3rd&15 but Mahomes can’t pull anything out the bag and the Chiefs are taken off the field again.

00:03

Joe Montana is out and getting the crowd pumped up!

Alex Raskin at Allegiant Stadium: Joe Montana getsa big ovation from the 49ers crowd, although he played for the Chiefs as well

23:58

NFL fans are left baffled by a VERY bizarre Jason Kelce-themed cookie for sale in Kansas City on Super Bowl Sunday: 'What's that on his chest?'

Jason Kelce’s infamous moment ripping off his shirt to celebrate younger brother Travis’ touchdown during the Chiefs’ Divisional round win over the Bills was memorialized by a Kansas

City area bakery in a bizarre way.

The bakery put brown frosting to represent all of Kelce’s hair, giving the appearance the Eagles center had an incredibly unsavory experience in Buffalo.

Kelce’s celebration happened after he jumped of a Buffalo luxury suite, beer in hand.

23:57

Penalty costs 49ers offense

Now it’s the turn of the 49ers to go three and out.

A penalty by Trent Williams costs them 10 yards, just when Purdy had managed to salvage a play and gain huge ground down the field.

The Chiefs offense is back. Can they strike first?

23:55

WATCH: McCaffrey fumbles on the opening drive

23:52

The Super Bowl is underway! Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers begins in star-studded Las Vegas

The most highly-anticipated Super Bowl in history is underway, with the Chiefs taking on the 49ers in front of Taylor Swift and hundreds of other A-list celebs in Las Vegas.

The action began at Allegiant Stadium shortly before 7pm EST – 4pm local time – after country music icon Reba McEntire had belted out the national anthem.

Swift had made a mad dash back from Japan for the game after playing four straight nights on her Eras Tour in Tokyo.

She is joined in a suite – that boyfriend Travis is believed to have paid $1million for – with the rest of the Kelce family, her own mom and dad, and friends Ice Spice and Blake Lively.

23:50

Chiefs go three and out

Nothing there for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense on their opening drive.

They go three and out.

Relief for McCaffrey as his fumble doesn’t prove costly for the 49ers.

Just as many predicted it’s a tense opening in Las Vegas.

23:48

Taylor's all smiles already

Taylor Swift looks like she’s having a great time already.

Sat in front of Kelce’s mom Donna, the popstar was laughing with Blake Lively and Ashley Avignone.

Football - NFL - Super Bowl LVIII - Kansas City Chiefs v San Francisco 49ers - Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - February 11, 2024 Recording artist Taylor Swift and actor Blake Lively are pictured in the stands before the game REUTERS/Carlos Barria

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Singer Taylor Swift and Actress Blake Lively react prior to Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

23:46

Chiefs turn the ball over!

Just when things were looking so good for the 49ers.

McCaffrey fumbles the ball and the Chiefs defense jumps on it.

It’s his first fumble since week 7 and before that he hadn’t fumbled for three-and-a-half months.

Nerves on the big stage?

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: George Karlaftis #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after recovering a fumble in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

23:44

Brittany Mahomes sits with brother-in-law Jackson to cheer Patrick and the Chiefs – a day after awkwardly shrugging him off when he was DENIED entry to VIP Vegas party!

Brittany Mahomes took her seat next to brother-in-law Jackson to cheer the Chiefs on in the Super Bowl – a day after she appeared to leave him behind when he was denied VIP entry to a party in Vegas.

The wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick was not sat alongside her new best friend Taylor Swift for the game – the singer was sat with the Kelce family, and also brought Ice Spice and Blake Lively

along to cheer Travis.

Brittany made her way down to the Allegiant Stadium field before the game began and posed for pictures with her two young children, who were wearing Chiefs memorabilia for the big day.

23:43

49ers make a strong start

Brock Purdy rolls out to the right and finds Kyle Juszczyk, who hurdles one defender before he’s brought down.

Nevers from Mr. Irrelevant? Doesn’t look like it as he then finds Christian McCaffrey on the next play.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nick Bolton (32) hits San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

23:41

Super Bowl LVIII begins

Harrison Butker kicks us off in Las Vegas.

Ray-Ray McCloud is the receiver for the 49ers but he lets it go through the end zone.

Here comes Brock Purdy and the 49ers offense.

23:36

Chiefs win the toss

The Chiefs have won the toss and chose to defer.

It means the 49ers will take the ball first.

The build up is over and kickoff in Super Bowl LVIII is moments away.

23:34

Coin toss

It’s time for the coin toss and the captains make their way to the center of the field.

Here’s the referees will be using for today’s special game.

23:30

Reba McEntire performs the national anthem

Next up is Reba McEntire, who is singing the national anthem.

The Sphere in Las Vegas has transformed into the American flag and fireworks explode high above Allegiant Stadium.

There’s also a flyover from the Air Force Thunderbirds’ F-16s but because the stadium is a dome that’s been lost slightly on the crowd in the arena.

23:25

Post Malone steps up to the mic

Post Malone is now the center of attention as he sings America The Beautiful.

23:20

It's time for the Chiefs

Tony Gonzalez has been given the honor for the Chiefs.

As you’d imagine Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift feature pretty heavily in the CBS montage.

There’s also a topless Jason screaming at the top of his lungs in Buffalo in there, too.

Here come the defending Super Bowl champions.

23:19

The 49ers are on the field

It’s time for team introductions and the 49ers are out first after Jerry Rice was the man to introduce them on CBS.

They’re greeted by a raucous atmosphere inside Allegiant Stadium

23:12

Andra Day takes to the stage

American R&B and soul singer Andra Day is kicking off the anthems.

She takes to the stage to perform Lift Every Voice and Sing.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Andra Day performs prior to Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

23:10

Taylor Swift's Super Bowl look! Singer proudly wears '87' necklace with racy corset and jeans to cheer on her lover Travis Kelce's big game

Taylor Swift is showing her support for boyfriend Travis Kelce with an ’87’ necklace as she headed to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday.

The pop star donned a gold pendant necklace bearing his jersey number as she made her way into the Allegiant Stadium alongside her entourage.

The jewelry costs quite the pretty penny – the Stephanie Gottlieb necklace costs a whooping $4,250.

23:08

No Vegas? No problem!

Not everyone can be in Las Vegas tonight.

Chiefs fans have turned out in their thousands back home in Kansas City to watch the game.

They’ll be hoping for a wild night later on… and a celebratory parade with their team in the coming days of course.

23:06

It's almost kickoff time everybody

Just 24 mintues to go until Super Bowl LVIII officially begins.

Before that we’ve got the usual pre-game necesities to go through, including the singing of the national anthem.

23:02

Olivia Culpo dons a custom-made all-black Christian McCaffrey jacket

Model Olivia Culpo was seen wearing a custom made black coat with the name and number of her fiance, Christian McCaffrey, on the back in the run up to the Super Bowl.

Culpo was turning heads as she arrived at Allegiant Stadium off the Las Vegas strip wearing an all-black outfit that was accessorized with gold jewelry.

In addition to a black dress, Culpo donned the jacket and a diamond necklace with McCaffrey’s number 23 on it.

23:01

Families are on the sideline

Players have taken some time out of their warmups to greet their loved ones on the sideline.

Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany posed with their children and Brock Purdy took a moment to kiss his fiancee Jenna Brandt.

Brittany Mahomes poses for a photo with her children before the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 11: Brock Purdy #13 of the San Francisco 49ers kisses fiancee Jenna Brandt before Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk (44) kisses his wife Kristin Juszczyk before the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

22:59

Usher is ready to perform

Speaking of long waits, our halftime entertainment is here everyone.

Usher has been filmed walking through the bowels of the stadium with a vast entourage as he gets ready to perform.

22:45

Patrick Mahomes is ready to go

With just under an hour until kickoff, Patrick Mahomes has walked back down the tunnel.

He looks in the zone and ready for the game.

This final hour must feel like an eternity to the players as they face a pain-staking wait.

22:40

Travis Kelce moved Chiefs teammates to TEARS with 'unbelievable and powerful' speech on the eve of showdown with the 49ers

Kelce addressed the team along with head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and defensive tackle Chris Jones.

But it was Travis’ speech which made the biggest impact, moving Chiefs stars to tears as they eye a third Super Bowl in five years this weekend.

One coach is even quoted as saying: ‘Not even close. The best talk/speech I’ve ever heard.’

22:33

Breaking: Kadarius Toney officially inactive for the Super Bowl

The Chiefs have officially designated wide receiver Kadarius Toney as inactive for the Super Bowl.

Toney has not played since Week 15 against the Patriots on December 17, when he tipped a pass directly into the hands of a New England defender.

22:32

Observations from warms up so far

Alex Raskin at Allegiant Stadium: Hard to say which team has the advantage, given their similar color schemes. But Patrick Mahomes is easily the most popular jersey here.

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was very impressive in pregame warmups, hitting from a distance of 70 yards.

22:28

Chiefs are out to warm up

The Chiefs are greeted by a huge roar as they sprint out onto the field.

22:27

Taylor Swift's dad Scott goes head-to-toe in Chiefs gear

Scott Swift, the father of Taylor Swift, has been a longtime Philadelphia Eagles fan and a west Pennsylvania native. But he seems to have left all his green behind for Chiefs red.

Swift was seen decked out head-to-toe in Chiefs gear before the big game as he stood next to his famous daughter.

Cameras caught Scott wearing a Chiefs hat, a KC jacket and a team t-shirt hours before the game got underway.

22:24

Is America fed up of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce hype yet? And who will win the Super Bowl? DailyMail.com speaks to fans on the ground in Vegas and New Yorkers to find out

Earlier this week we spoke to NFL fans both in Times Square and Las Vegas to gaugh their opinions on two things:

1) Who will win?

2) Are they tired of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce yet?

Here’s what they said…

22:17

The atmosphere is building

Daniel Matthews at Allegiant Stadium: The atmosphere is starting to build inside Allegiant Stadium. Kaskade has just started a DJ set from above one of the end zones as more and more fans stream towards their seats. Most of the suites remain empty, however. All eyes are only on one of course.

US DJ and music producer Kaskade spins ahead of Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

22:15

Who's inactive?

Unfortunately we have some inactives to bring you all.

Chiefs:

Justyn Ross

Kadarius Toney

La’mical Perine

Ekow Boye-Doe

BJ Thompson

Drius Harris

49ers:

Matt Pryor

Brandon Allen

Ronnie Bell

Jalen Graham

T.Y. McGill

Alex Barrett

Samuel Womack III

22:10

How do you stop Patrick Mahomes?

If the Chiefs are going to have any chance of success tonight then they’re going to have to stop Patrick Mahomes. Simple as that.

Here’s Las Vegas Raiders defensive star Maxx Crosby, who plays against Mahomes twice a season, on how to shut down the Chiefs quarterback.

22:07

It's not just about Taylor tonight

We’ve got some more WAGs at Allegiant Stadium now.

Kristin Juszczyk has been filmed walking around the stadium in her custom jacket.

Remember, she’s the designer who made the custom jackets worn by Taylor Swift and Brittany Mahomes earlier in the season.

22:00

Exclusive: Usher has been in 'regular contact' with Janet Jackson and will reference the singer during his Super Bowl halftime show

Usher has turned to music legend Janet Jackson for inspiration while putting together his highly-anticipated set for the halftime show,

according to insiders, who claim the pair have been in ‘regular contact.’

The OMG singer, 45, has reportedly been studying the pop powerhouse, 57, during rehearsals as he gears up to entertain millions of fans and spectators at the Allegiant Stadium on Sunday night.

Though Usher has not worked with Janet in recent years, longtime fans of the singer will remember that the star was invited along to open for Janet’s Velvet Rope Tour in 1998 – when he was making waves with his second album, My Way.

21:53

No Super Bowl interview from Biden

Joe Biden isn’t doing the traditional presidential pre-Super Bowl interview – with his team insisting this is to allow viewers to focus on football instead of ‘hearing from a politician.’

Despite this, the president released a message on X where he slammed ‘shrinkflation’ in popular snack foods in a pessimistic Super Bowl Sunday message.

‘If you’re anything like me, you like to be surrounded by a snack or two while watching the big game,’ Biden said in a 48-second video that appeared to be shot in the White House

family theater before adding: ‘When buying snacks for the game, you might have noticed one thing – portion sizes are smaller… they’re still charging just as much.’

21:47

CMC is a picture of calm

Christian McCaffrey looks so chilled and relaxed as he comes out to warm up.

The running back, the 49ers’ biggest offensive threat, shut his eyes and took a minute to himself.

21:40

Players are out on the field

We are less than two hours until kickoff and the players are now out on the field and warming up.

One lucky fan has already had their day made after Travis Kelce threw his gloves to them as he walked back up the tunnel.

21:38

Taylor Swift reunites with Jason and Kylie Kelce

She’s barely been there five minutes but the Kelces and Swifts are already hitting it off in their suites.

Footage showed her hugging Travis’ brother Jason before the singer was seen chatting with his wife Kylie and her dad Scott.

21:24

Breaking: Taylor Swift has arrived!

Well that didn’t take her long!

Taylor Swift has arrived at Allegiant Stadium with a couple of hours to go unitl kickoff – perfect timing!

Remember, she’s due to be sat in a suite with her family and the Kelces.

21:15

From one Kelce brother to the other

Travis may be in the bowels of Allegiant Stadium already but his brother, Jason, is still out and about in Vegas soaking up the pre-game atmosphere.

He’s gone for a bold gameday fit, too.

Jason is wearing red and yellow dungarees – alongside another ‘Big Yeti’ t-shirt – as he gears up to cheer his brother Travis on for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

21:07

Travis Kelce arrives at the Super Bowl

Minutes after we got confirmation that Taylor Swift is in Las Vegas, her boyfriend has strolled into Allegiant Stadium just down the road.

21:02

Breaking: Taylor Swift lands in Las Vegas

She’s here folks!

Taylor Swift has landed in Las Vegas to begin her Super Bowl festivities, after hot-footing it from her Eras Tour show in Tokyo – all in the name of boyfriend Travis Kelce.

The pop superstar touched down at Harry Reid Airport in Vegas a few minutes before 4pm EST – 1pm local time – and two-and-a-half hours before the game begins.

20:53

Welcome to the Super Bowl!

The 2024 Super Bowl or Super Bowl LVIII will be contested by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers, led by Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy.

The game will kick off at 6:30pm ET, 3:30pm PT and 11:30pm UK time, and there will be three anthems performed before kick-off.

Rap sensation Post Malone will perform America the Beautiful, Andra Day will sing Lift Every Voice and Sing and Reba McEntire will sing the American National Anthem.

R&B icon Usher is set to perform the Super Bowl half-time show, taking up the duties from Rihanna at last year’s event. While he will not be paid for the performance, Usher is expected to release a new album shortly.

And for the Swifties tuning it, the pop phenomenon Taylor Swift

An overall interior general view of Allegiant Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

be attendance for the show piece event.

20:50

Andy Reid gives his pre-game thoughts

Speaking to CBS, the Chiefs coach said: ‘We’ve got to make sure we play well up front on both sides of the ball.

‘Defense has been doing a great job and they’ll need to do that again. This is a very good offense and our own offense is going to have to produce. It’s going to be one hell of a competition.’

Asked what his final words to his Chiefs team will be, Reid replied: ‘Just be yourselves and go play.’

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid talks to the media before the team's NFL football practice Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs will play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

20:41

49ers star Kyle Juszczyk dons new jacket designed by wife Kristin

49ers star Kyle Juszczyk has rolled up wearing a custom-made jacket incorporating the names of several teammates ahead of tonight’s game.

His wife, Kristin Juszczyk, has designed jackets for a number of WAGs across the course of the NFL season – most notably Taylor Swift for the first Chiefs playoff game against the Dolphins earlier this month.

But now, with Swift a rival WAG for today’s game, she appears to have gone a level up for her husband on the biggest stage of them all.

20:29

Super Bowl ticket prices continue to soar

Anyone on the ground in Las Vegas hoping to score a last-minute ticket that’s not extortionately priced will be bitterly disappointed.

Yahoo’s NFL reporter say the cheapest seat is now $9,000 dollars… and it’s not exactly the greatest seat in the house, either.

20:23

Patrick Mahomes is on the field

The Chiefs quarterback likes to get on the field nice and early and soak up the atmosphere as part of his pre-match routine.

There’s still just over three hours to go until kickoff but he’s already jogging around and sitting on the sideline.

Before last month’s win over the Miami Dolphins, he braved freezing conditions to sit on the bench and watch another NFL playoff game on the big screen.

20:19

Exclusive: Taylor Swift is on her flight to Las Vegas

Taylor Swift is finally set to complete her long journey to the Super Bowl this afternoon after boarding a flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Swift touched down in California on Saturday after wrapping up her final Eras Tour concert in Tokyo and making the 5,500-mile trip across the globe to watch Travis Kelce and the Chiefs player the 49ers.

The singer and songwriter likely chose to make a pit stop in LA, where she owns a property, as NFL rules prevented her from spending the night with Kelce on the eve of the big game.

And just hours before her man takes to the field at Allegiant Stadium, Swift was seen boarding her flight from Burbank, Los Angeles County, over to Vegas for the final leg of her long journey to the Super Bowl.

20:07

Breaking: Taylor Swift is on her way to the Super Bowl

DailyMail.com understands that the singer has boarded her private plane in Burbank and is heading to Las Vegas.

The flight should take her around an hour so she’ll touch down in the desert with plenty of time before kickoff.

We’ll bring you more as we get it.

20:04

Trump takes aim at Taylor and Travis: Ex-president rips into popstar for being 'disloyal to the man who made her so much money' and brands Travis 'a liberal'

Donald Trump has taken aim at Taylor Swift – saying that she is being ‘disloyal’ to the man who made her so much money, while branding Travis Kelce a ‘liberal.’

The Republican hopeful, 77, said that it was his lawmaking that allowed popstar Taylor to propel to stratospheric fame and success – not ‘crooked’ Joe Biden.

Trump said there’s ‘no way’ she can endorse Democrat Biden ahead of the election.

Swift, while steering clear from mainstream politics, vowed to kick Trump out of the White House during the last election – and announced she voted Democrat.

19:53

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce have some love rivals

Kim Kardashian and new boyfriend, Odell Beckham Jr. were spotted together for the first time since going exclusive with their budding romance while at The Wynn in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Relationship speculation began to arise when the mother-of-four and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver were first publicly linked back in September 2023.

A source told DailyMail.com on Friday, ‘Kim has been romantically involved with Odell since last summer and thought she had managed to keep it under wraps. She is not seeing anyone else right now – at least not that her close friends know of.’

According to the insider, both Kardashian and Beckham Jr. – who are rumored to attend the Super Bowl together – made the decision to remain private to prevent rumors that the SKIMS founder was a ‘homewrecker.’

19:45

Patrick Mahomes arrives at Allegiant Stadium

Can Patrick Mahomes win his third Super Bowl tonight?

We’re just hours away from finding out and he’s arrived at Allegiant Stadium looking ready for business.

19:42

Breaking: Travis Kelce gets Super Bowl haircut

Travis Kelce’s barber has taken to Instagram to show how he got the tight end ready for the game.

Patrick Regan – known as patty_cuts – regularly does Kelce’s hair before games and said although they were ‘under time pressure’, he managed to get his client ready.

19:30

Breaking: San Francisco 49ers players arrive at the Super Bowl!

We have some players in the building, folks.

Christian McCaffrey looked sharp in a black suit but George Kittle looked more relaxed as he strolled into Allegiant Stadium.

It seems as though the 49ers are arriving at different times with Fred Warner just shown on TV leaving the team hotel.

19:16

George Kittle has arrived

Much of the pre-game talk has focused around one tight end in particular.

But the other is an exceptional player and will be a worry for the Chiefs defense tonight.

49ers star George Kittle looked full of confidence as he strolled into the stadium moments ago.

19:13

Worth a go I suppose

Daniel Matthews in Las Vegas: There are still more than four hours until kickoff but already fans are piling out of the Mandalay Bay casino, down on to the walkway up to Allegiant stadium.

Some hopeful supporters are begging for spare tickets…

19:09

Here come the Chiefs

CBS reporters have just revealed on air that Patrick Mahomes was on the first Chiefs bus out of their hotel that’s heading to Allegiant Stadium.

The 49ers players are also on their way after coach Shanahan got there nice and early this afternoon.

19:07

Fans are on the move

My colleague Alex Raskin is soaking up the atmosphere on the iconic Las Vegas strip and fans are beginning to make their way towards Allegiant Stadium.

Reports on the ground have suggested 49ers fans are seriously outnumbering their Chiefs rivals in the city, which makes sense geographically.

18:54

The NFL goes pitch side

Imagine how loud the side line is going to be come kickoff time…

18:50

Breaking: Early boost for the Chiefs

18:48

The numbers behind the Super Bowl

Everything is expensive when it comes to the Super Bowl.

Tickets, commercials, travel… nothing else can compare to the money being spent around today’s game.

Sports business expert Joe Pompliano lifted the lid on the astonishing costs behind Super Bowl LVIII.

18:38

Read our big game preview

It’s finally here. After a chaotic week of build up in Las Vegas the stage is set for Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.

Finally, the Chiefs and 49ers are ready to go to battle in the NFL’s biggest game.

Vegas has been awash with big-spending celebrities, hundreds of thousands of fans and football festivities all week but we are now just hours away from kickoff.

18:18

Uber Eats is forced to make last-minute change to Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer Super Bowl ad after outrage

It emerged earlier on Sunday that Uber Eats was pressured to make a last-minute change to its Super Bowl commercial.

The buzzy commerical, starring Friends actors David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, was released February 6.

But complaints quickly surfaced about a quick scene of a man with a peanut allergy eating peanut butter.

As a result, Uber Eats has agreed to cut the roughly three-second scene, which occurs about 35 seconds into the 60-second commercial.

18:06

Breaking: We have our first arrivals

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is known for his cerebal methods and intense preparation.

He’s arrived at Allegiant Stadium with just under five and a half hours to kickoff.

18:04

The calm before the storm!

We have our first pictures from inside Allegiant Stadium. It may be quiet now but the eyes of the world will be upon it in just a few hours.

It’s home to the Las Vegas Raiders and, interestingly, because they insist on playing on grass, even in a dome, the field spends most of the time outside in sunlight and is rolled in on a tray for games.

Allegiant Stadium is seen before Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Allegiant Stadium is seen before Super Bowl LVIII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

17:58

Ignore the haters and conspiracy theorists, Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift – you're Posh and Becks x100. OLIVER HOLT on how the Super Bowl hit the jackpot ahead of NFL's biggest game

Chief Sports Writer Oliver Holt is part of our team in Las Vegas for the game.

Here’s his big-game preview on how Las Vegas and the Super Bowl are a match made in heaven.

17:47

Exclusive: Donna Kelce gives her Super Bowl prediction to DailyMail.com as she stops by Starbucks

Donna Kelce was spotted grabbing a quick Starbucks just hours before watching son Travis play and even gave DailyMail.com her prediction.

Donna has been in Sin City for the past few days ahead of the big game.

She’s expected to sit with Taylor Swift, the singer’s family, ex-husband Ed and both Jason and his wife Kylie at Allegiant Stadium later on.

But how does she think the game is going to go down?

17:34

Exclusive: Jason Kelce celebrates with wife Kylie after winning big at Las Vegas casino

Jason Kelce will be hoping his brother can win the big one later tonight but he was ecstatic on the casino floor overnight, winning big and celebrating with wife Kylie.

DailyMail.com has exclusive footage of the Philadelphia Eagles center celebrating wildly with his fellow gamblers.

17:27

Inside the Chiefs camp

What goes on inside a team’s hotel on the night before the Super Bowl?

Well, according to NFL reporter Albert Breer, Chiefs coach Andy Reid had Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Chris Jones address the team…

17:22

Where's Taylor Swift?

Now, before we get into the football, it’s probably best to clarify where in the world Taylor Swift is.

The answer: Los Angeles.

The songstress touched down in LA late on Saturday night following an eight-hour flight from Tokyo, arriving to a media and fan frenzy and high police presence at the airport.

After getting some much needed rest, she’s now expected to fly from LA to Vegas in the coming hours so she’s there in plenty of time for kickoff.

17:13

The Super Bowl is here!

Good afternoon and welcome to DailyMail.com’s live coverage of Super Bowl LVIII from Las Vegas.

We are just a little over six hours from kickoff as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers prepare to battle for the NFL’s biggest prize.

Stick with us throughout the evening as we bring you everything you need to know from Vegas as it happens.

A fan walks by signage for the Super Bowl as the Bellagio fountains erupt along the Las Vegas Strip ahead of the Super Bowl 58 NFL football game Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, in Las Vegas. The Kansas City Chiefs will play the the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Feb 7, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; A general overall view of San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs logos on the Allegiant Stadium facade. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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