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Where is the Puppy Bowl filmed 2021? Team Ruff and Fluff go paw to paw

Olivia Olphin February 3, 2021
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Ever wanted a pet-sized version of the Super Bowl? Look no further than the Puppy Bowl, where two teams of delightful doggies go head to head in a game of American football – all in the hopes of being adopted. This annual event raises awareness for the important work of animal shelters. We take a look at where the puppy bowl was filmed in 2021.

What is the Puppy Bowl?

The Puppy Bowl sees Team Ruff and Team Fluff go head to head, or paw to paw, in a puppy version of the Super Bowl.

70 puppies from 22 shelters will be taking part, and all of them are up for adoption. The event seeks to raise awareness of the efforts of animal shelters and aims to get these lovely pups adopted.

Since the show’s inception there has been a 100% adoption rate.

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You can watch this adorable event on the Discovery+ channel and on Animal Planet on Sunday 7 Feburary at 2pm ET.

There is even a Kitty Halftime Show for cat-lovers and if you tune in, you might just find the purr-fect pet.

The trailer for this year looks cuter than ever!

Where is the Puppy Bowl filmed 2021?

The Puppy Bowl is normally filmed on a sound stage in Manhattan each October.

However, due to complications arising from the covid pandemic, this year the Puppy Bowl was filmed at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glen Falls, New York. The venue is generally used as a hockey venue.

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The “ruffaree”, Dan Schachner, told USA Today: “We’re finally shooting in a real sporting venue, even though we are technically a fake sporting event…The scale of it is immense – it looks like a completely different show. It’s a supersized version of Puppy Bowl.”

The 17th annual Puppy Bowl had a reduced amount of toys and dogs as there were less people on set to keep everything clean. However, the lack of toys has made the event feel more like real American Football.

We can’t wait to see these sporting pups in the three hour special this Sunday.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.