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Super Bowl facts and figures

February 3, 2012
dsp Compiled by Rich Gibson - T-L Sports Writer , Times Leader

WHO GETS THE TICKETS?

According to the National Football League, ticket distribution for the Super Bowl breaks down as follows, by percentage: League office (25.2%); AFC Champion (17.5%); NFC Champion (17.5%); Other 29 clubs: (34.8% or 1.2% each); Host team (5%)....Individual ticket prices range between $600 and $1,200.....

AND THEY'RE OFF

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LUCAS OIL Stadium in Indianapolis hosts the city’s first-ever Super Bowl, Sunday. The $720 million seven-level multi-purpose venue opened in August of 2008. Stadium capacity has been expanded to nearly 70,000 for Super Bowl XLVI.

In addition to Indianapolis, the following cities/stadiums have played host to one Super Bowl: Jacksonville, Fla.; Minneapolis, Minn.; North Texas (Dallas); and Stanford (University).......The next two Super Bowls will be played in New Orleans and New York/New Jersey, respectively.....

THEY'LL BE WATCHING

Super Bowl XLVI is expected to break last year's record for most watched program in television history. Some 162.9 million viewers turned in last February to witness the Packers-Steelers' game played in North Texas....The Super Bowl is broadcast to 180 countries and territories in over 30 different languages.

Last year, broadcasters from 13 countries called the game live from Cowboys Stadium. In addition, military personnel in 132 countries viewed the game via the Armed Forces Network....

IT'S A MEDIA ZOO

A record 5,082 broadcast, print and internet journalists were accredited to staff last year's Super Bowl. This Sunday's game marks the eighth Super Bowl staffed by The Times Leader.....Overflow media is seated in three upper deck sections of Lucas Oil Stadium.....

SPARE CHANGE?

A player on a division winner participating in the Wild Card round, then winning the Super Bowl earns an additional $172,000....

BLING'S THE THING

The National Football League pays for up to 150 Super Bowl rings at a cost of $5,000 per ring. The league also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring....Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy presented to the Super Bowl champion is $25,000.....

IF YOU GOT THE MONEY, HONEY

A new poll by an Atlanta-based company, 'Poll Position' indicates at least 25 million Americans will bet money on Sunday's Super Bowl. With roughly 234 million adults in America, 11 percent who said they are betting the Super Bowl translates into slightly more than 25 million betting on this year's game....Additionally, 18 percent of men said they would bet the game while only 5 percent of women say they'll do so...The age group most likely to bet? 18-29 year olds, 19 percent of whom indicate they'll likely wager on the big game...

 
 

 

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