The Super Bowl by the Numbers
In case you hadn't been paying attention, the Super Bowl is this Sunday. It's nice of the NFL to give you a week to calm down from the uber-excitement of the Pro Bowl. Nonetheless, the Super Bowl is America's favorite day to gather around the TV with friends and family, all while trying to consume a few thousand calories.
The expert number-crunchers at Wallet Hub have come up with a few tidbits of knowledge about this year's "Big Game:"
- 1,000,000- The number of fans expected to descend on the Bay Area for the game.
- LI- Roman numerals won't be used for the first time in 46 years. They return next year.
- 3000- The number of commemorative gold footballs sent by the NFL to the high schools attended by each of the 3000 players who have appeared in the Super Bowl.
- $6008- Average price of a Super Bowl 50 ticket.
- $4094- Average ticket price of the last 5 Super Bowls.
- 39- Peyton Manning's age, making him the oldest starting QB in Super Bowl history.
- 37- Airspace within a 37 mile radius of Levi's Stadium is off-limits between 2pm and midnight on game day.
- $97,000- The Super Bowl bonus each member of the winning New England Patriots received last year, compared to $49,000 for each of the Seattle Seahawks.
- 230- The number of countries that will broadcast Super Bowl 50.
- 11- Number of hours that CBS will devote to the Super Bowl broadcast, including 7 hours of pre-game coverage.
- $5,000,000 plus- Price of a 30-second commercial in the Super Bowl
- $187,000,000- Amount spent by Anheuser-Busch on Super Bowl commercials since 2010.
More info and numbers can be found here.
And, here are a few more from a couple of years back: