Which is the home team in Super Bowl 58 2024 and AFC or NFC selection process explained

Which is the home team in Super Bowl 58 2024 and AFC or NFC selection process explained

With the Super Bowl all set to head back out West for 2024, some NFL fans are curious as to how the actual process of home team selection takes place

This year’s edition of the Super Bowl marks the third straight year that it takes place in the West.

Which is the home team in Super Bowl 58 2024 and AFC or NFC selection process 

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This year, Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl 2024 between the 49ers representing the NFC West and the Chiefs representing the AFC West.

Just four years ago the same two teams faced off against each other in the Super Bowl. During that outing, Patrick Mahomes secured his first Super Bowl victory after topping Jimmy Garoppolo and San Francisco with a 31-20 victory at the iconic Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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Super Bowl 2024 home team selection process

Ahead of the competition, the NFL has confirmed that the Chiefs would be the home team for Super Bowl 2024. Interestingly, this factor depends on a simple reason. The NFL selects the home team based on a year to year alternating system, where the privilege of being the home team switches between the two conferences. Last year, in Super Bowl 2023, the NFC’s Eagles were the home team during their match against the AFC’s Chiefs. Moreover, the year before that, the AFC’s Bengals were the home team against the NFC’s Rams despite the game taking place in the Rams’ stadium.

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However, despite getting the privilege of being the home team, the only actual decision that the home team gets is to choose what uniform to wear. Notably, the Chiefs could pick to wear red as they wore their white uniform last year. While the Chiefs get to pick the uniforms, the 49ers in turn, get to pick the coin toss. But this is not much of an advantage as the toss is basically 50/50. As such, the Chiefs have just the same chances of winning the toss by calling it. Interestingly, the road team has picked the coin toss correctly in the last three out of four outings.

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