The Puppy Bowl just got a little cuter.

The Animal Planet has announced that the ninth version of the game will take place during its normal slot, halftime of the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, and it will have several adorable additions.

Perhaps the most important upgrade in this year's game will be the presence hedgehog cheerleaders on the sidelines. In the past piglets and chickens have served as cheerleaders.

There will also be a new, on-field camera which will provide viewers with a better angle of the puppies' faces as well as a hot tub where substitutes can rest and/or play around while waiting to enter the game.

Unfortunately it does not appear likely that the NFL will follow suit and add a hot tub to the sidelines at the Super Bowl.

(H/T to Off the Bench)

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