It’s fitting that one of the biggest sporting events on the planet – Super Bowl LVII – will bring the curtain down on the biggest week of sport ever seen on ESPN.

Super Bowl LVII leads a jam-packed week of live sport across ESPN that includes LeBron James’ race to NBA history, the lead-up to UFC 284 and Alexander Volkanovski’s shot at UFC double gold, the NBL’s first ever Play-In Tournament, live NBA, NHL, and much more.

ESPN is the place to be for all the lead-up to Super Bowl LVII on Monday February 13.

The Philadelphia Eagles – featuring Aussies Jordan Mailata and Arryn Siposs – will collide with the Kansas City Chiefs for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

But before the Eagles and Chiefs face off, ESPN will bring fans every angle of Super Bowl week.

ESPN’s Super Bowl LVII programming will originate from Historic Old Town Scottsdale in Arizona.

ESPN viewers will experience the most in-depth coverage and behind-the-scenes access to the pinnacle event, with the game itself being called exclusively for Australian and New Zealand audiences by ESPN’s Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky and Louis Riddick inside State Farm Stadium.

Australian sports star and media personality Nick Riewoldt will also join ESPN for Super Bowl LVII week.

A huge NFL fan, Riewoldt will join ESPN for a several special features around Scottsdale, Arizona – the site of Super Bowl LVII. 

ESPN SportsCenter hosts Charly Arnolt, Aaron Atayde and Phil Murphy will bring ANZ sports fans all the Super Bowl news, insights and excitement with a nightly SC: NFL Blitz program from Thursday to Sunday.

ESPN stars Ryan Clark, Mina Kimes, Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky and other special guests will feature, along with interviews with players taking the field for Super Bowl LVII.

The set, dubbed “Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate,” will be at the corner of Brown and Main Streets for Super Bowl week. Overall, more than 40 hours of dedicated ANZ programming will originate from Arizona leading into the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII.

Super Bowl Day coverage begins from 8.30am AEDT live on ESPN, Monday February 13.

ESPN also has a smorgasbord of live sport in the lead up to the big game.

LeBron races to NBA history

LeBron James has an incredible slice of NBA history in his sights, as he looks set to pass the all-time scoring record currently held by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. 

 ESPN will broadcast three blockbuster Los Angles Lakers games LIVE this week, ensuring ESPN hoops fans can witness NBA history being made.

LeBron and the Lakers take on Josh Giddey and the Oklahoma City Thunder LIVE at 2pm AEDT on Wednesday February 8.

The Lakers will then hit their home court on Friday February 10 at 2pm AEDT, against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Finally on Sunday February 12, the Lakers meet fierce rivals Golden State Warriors, at 12.30pm AEDT – all three games LIVE on ESPN.

The Road to UFC 284 on ESPN –

Sunday February 12 sees Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski look to become a double UFC champion, as the Featherweight king steps up a division to face UFC Lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

The UFC 284: Makhachev vs Volkanovski PRELIMS are live on ESPN from 12pm AEDT, Sunday.  

The PRELIMS are stacked with Aussie talent, with Tyson Pedro, Josh Culibao, Shannon Ross and Jamie Mullarkey all featuring. 

UFC 284 is on home soil in Perth, and Volkanovski will be just the third man to hold two UFC championships concurrently if successful in the main event.

ESPN will bring all the news and lead-up to UFC 284, with new episodes of UFC Fight Camp and a chance for fans to relive some of the biggest moment in Volkanovski’s career.

NBL Playoff Spots On The Line –

History will be made with the first ever NBL Play-In Tournament, to determine the final makeup of the NBL Playoffs.

This new end of season format will have a new level of importance and intensity, adding three new post-season blockbusters LIVE on ESPN.

Four teams will playoff for the final two spots in the post-season, and it kicks off with a massive double header on Thursday February 9 – which is exclusive to ESPN.

Thursday’s Double Header kicks off LIVE at 6.30pm AEDT as South East Melbourne Phoenix clash with Perth Wildcats in a Sudden Death Eliminator.

Immediately following LIVE at 8.30pm AEDT, the Cairns Taipans tackle the Tasmania JackJumpers.

The winner of the Phoenix/United showdown will meet the loser of the Taipans/JackJumpers clash on Sunday February 12 LIVE at 2pm AEDT on ESPN – to secure the final spot in the NBL Playoffs.  

There’s also a feast of LIVE NBA and NHL action over the Super Bowl LVII week, across ESPN and ESPN2.

**ESPN talent is available for interviews ahead of Super Bowl LVII by request**

Super Bowl LVII is LIVE Monday February 13 on ESPN, with an exclusive broadcast for Australia and New Zealand.

Super Bowl LVII Week on ESPN –

Tuesday February 7

8am AEDT, NFL Live, ESPN
11.30am AEDT, Brooklyn Nets vs LA Clippers, ESPN
12pm AEDT, Super Bowl Opening Night, ESPN2
2pm AEDT, Golden State Warriors vs OKC Thunders, ESPN
3pm AEDT, Greatest Games of 2022, and the Greatest Play Ever…, ESPN2
4pm AEDT, Super Bowl XLIX, ESPN2
5pm AEDT, E60: The Perfect Machine – 72’ Dolphins (Premiere), ESPN
7pm AEDT, NFL Films: Road to the Super Bowl, ESPN2
8.30pm AEDT, 2022-23 NBL MVP Awards, ESPN
9.30pm AEDT, 30 for 30: The Bullies of Baltimore (New), ESPN2

Wednesday February 8

8am AEDT, NFL Live, ESPN
11am AEDT, NHL: Penguins vs Avalanche, ESPN2
11.30am AEDT, New Orleans Pelicans vs Atlanta Hawks, ESPN
2pm AEDT, Los Angeles Lakers vs OKC Thunder, ESPN
8:30pm AEDT, The Jump, ESPN

Thursday February 9 

8am AEDT, NFL Live, ESPN
11.45am AEDT, Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN
2pm AEDT, LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks, ESPN
5pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN2 (Premiere)
5.30pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN
6pm AEDT, Kane & Copes, ESPN
6:30pm AEDT, NBL Play-In: South East Melbourne Phoenix vs Perth Wildcats, ESPN
8:30pm AEDT, NBL Play-In: Cairns Taipans vs Tasmania JackJumpers, ESPN  
11pm AEDT, ESPN Odds On (Premiere)

Friday February 10

8am AEDT, NFL Live, ESPN
11am AEDT, SC: Australia & NZ, ESPN
11:30am AEDT, Chicago Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets, ESPN
2pm AEDT, Los Angeles Lakers vs Milwaukee Bucks, ESPN
4.30pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN (Premiere)
5pm AEDT, E60: The Perfect Machine – 72’ Dolphins
5.30pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN2
6:30pm AEDT, 30 for 30: Bullies of Baltimore, ESPN2
9:30pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN

Saturday February 11

11.45am AEDT, Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets, ESPN
2pm AEDT, New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN
2pm AEDT, Anaheim Ducks vs Pittsburgh Penguins, ESPN2
4.35pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN (Premiere)
6pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN2
6:30pm AEDT, 30 for 30: The Two Bills, ESPN2
8pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN2
9pm AEDT, Kane & Copes, ESPN
9:30pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN
10pm AEDT, Odds On, ESPN (Premiere)

Sunday February 12

10am AEDT, UFC Live – Makhachev vs Volkanovski, ESPN
10am AEDT, Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets, ESPN2
11.30am AEDT, UFC Live – UFC 284, ESPN
12pm AEDT, UFC 284: Makhachev vs Volkanovski: Prelims, ESPN
12.30pm AEDT, Los Angeles Lakers vs Golden State Warriors, ESPN2
2pm AEDT, NBL Play-In: Sudden Death – Phoenix/Wildcats vs Taipans/JackJumpers, ESPN
4pm AEDT, NBL Playoff: Series 1, Game 1: TBD vs New Zealand Breakers, ESPN
4pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN2 (Premiere)
6pm AEDT, NBL: The Crossover, ESPN
7pm AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz, ESPN

Monday February 13

6am AEDT, Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celtics, ESPN
8.30am AEDT, SportsCenter Australia/New Zealand, ESPN
9.00am AEDT, SC: NFL Blitz: Super Bowl LVII Pre Show, ESPN
10.00am AEDT, Super Bowl LVII, ESPN
2.30pm AEDT, NFL PrimeTime, ESPN

ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and Sky NZ

Media Release – ESPN