This year – 2016 – marks the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. That’s five decades of phenomenal football: history making plays, Hall of Fame players, and unforgettable games. This milestone also highlights the fact that each year the Super Bowl is held in a unique location. All in all, the top three locations of the Super Bowl have been: 10 games in New Orleans, Louisiana, 10 games in Miami, Florida and 5 games in Pasadena, California.
But what about the teams that have played in the big game? The Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are tied for appearances in the most Super Bowl games, with eight appearances each. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the honor of winning the most Super Bowl games, with six. The Denver Broncos, who are competing in this year’s game, have the most Super Bowl losses, with five.
The first Super Bowl game took place on January 15 between the NFL (Green Bay Packers) and AFL (Kansas City Chiefs) champions at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The score was Green Bay, 35 and Kansas City, 10. Attendance was 61,946 and Bart Starr, the quarterback for Green Bay, was named the MVP. A 30-second commercial costs about $40,000 back then. This year, NBC has sold all of its available Super Bowl ad space for a record average cost of $4.5 million per 30-second ad! Back in 1967, a ticket to Super Bowl I cost just six dollars. As of this week, the cheapest ticket for Super Bowl XLIX was $8,070. Yes, that’s cheapest!
It’s not only the advertising and ticket costs that have increased over the years, either. Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day of the year for food consumption in the U.S. Thanksgiving is the first. Reportedly, eight million pounds (or more!) of guacamole will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. As far as pizza goes, Domino’s expects to sell about 9 million slices for the Big Game, nearly 50% more than a typical Sunday.
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