Super Bowl XLIX – Key Facts and Figures

WHEN: February 1, 2015

WHERE: 72,000 seat University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

WHO: New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks

KICKOFF: 6:30 p.m. ET (2330 GMT)

The winning team receives the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy.  The trophy is made by high-end jeweller Tiffany & Co and stands almost 22 inches tall and weighs 107 ounces (3 kilograms).  It is worth more than $25,000 in raw materials but is priceless to the team holding it.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy was named in memory of the former Green Bay Packers coach, for winning the first two Super Bowls.

Super Bowl XLIX : The winning team gets $97,000 per player and the losing team gets $49,000 per player.

HISTORY

From 1967-1970 the title game was between the NFL champion and the American Football League champion.

In 1970 the NFL and AFL merged and since 1971 the super bowl has matched the National Football Conference champion against the American Football Conference champion.  Super Bowl 1 was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.

Most Super Bowls won = The Pittsburgh Steelers (6)

The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys are tied for second place with five wins a piece.

VALUE

Consumers in the USA spend about $14.3 billion, or an average of $77.88 per consumer, on Super Bowl-related merchandise. Arizona is forecasting that this year’s Super Bowl will generate about $500 million in revenue for the State and bring in an additional 100,000 visitors.

TV

Superbowl XLIX will be broadcast live to 170 countries; in more than 25 different languages, including: Mandarin Chinese, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. 

Last year’s Super Bowl, where the Seahawks beat the Broncos, was the most-watched single television program ever in the U.S, averaging an estimated 111.5 million viewers.

ADVERTISING

NBC is charging advertisers an estimated $4.5 million for 30-second spots in this year’s Super Bowl.

FOOD/DRINK

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for consumption of food and drink for Americans, behind Thanksgiving Day.  Americans will consume an estimated 325.5 million gallons of beer on the day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Some of the world’s best-known entertainers have performed at the Super Bowl, including Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2.  This year’s pre-game national anthem will be performed by singer-actress Idina Menzel while pop singer Katy Perry will headline the halftime show.

TICKET PRICES

Tickets for the inaugural Super Bowl were sold for $6 but the price increases have outpaced inflation and the face value for tickets this year range between $800 and $1,900.

On the secondary market, ticket prices are much more expensive – usually changing hands for an average of between three and four times the original value.

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