Super Bowl week is once again upon us, with the extravagant pre-game build-up to the 54th edition in full swing ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
This year, the NFL’s flagship event is being held at the sparkling Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Home of the Dolphins, the 65,326-capacity stadium will host the event for the sixth time in 31 years.
The Hard Rock Stadium will host Super Bowl LIV this Sunday in Miami Gardens, Florida
The 65,326 capacity stadium will host the Super Bowl for the sixth time in 31 years
Amid all the razzmatazz, commercialism and staggering expenditure, the facts and figures that underpin the Super Bowl always make eye-catching reading.
Do people really tune in for the adverts? Is a match ticket really that expensive? How much food is eaten on the day?
With the event as a whole almost a bigger deal than the game itself, Sportsmail takes a look at the weird and wonderful statistics behind Super Bowl LIV.
Super Bowl LIV is expected to bring in an estimated $500million for the area of Miami
50 – years since Kansas City Chiefs were last in the Super Bowl, when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans. Kansas also appeared in the first Super Bowl in 1967, losing to the Green Bay Packers.
Five – the number of Super Bowls the San Francisco 49ers have won. Victory on Sunday will take them to up to six, joint-top with the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
98.2million – the number of TV viewers raked in last year, the lowest in 11 years.
32.3m – how many social media interactions there were in 2019 across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The year before, there were 170.7 million – the huge drop-off reflected last year’s low-scoring Super Bowl compared with the 2018 thriller, when the Eagles and the Patriots played out a high-scoring affair which included a NFL record for the most yards gained by both teams combined, at 1,151.
2.1m – the number of Twitter followers 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has, the most of any player in the Super Bowl.
49ers cornerback Richard Sherman has more followers on Twitter than the franchise’s account
AVERAGE PRICE OF A SUPER BOWL TICKET
- 2019 – $6,182
- 2018 – $7,277
- 2017 – $4,139
- 2016 – $4,828
- 2015 – $6,104
Figures according to WalletHub
$7,438 – average price of a Super Bowl LIV ticket on the resale market.
$70,153 – highest price on sale for this year’s event.
$118,000 – the prize money each Patriots member won last year for their triumph against the Los Angeles Rams (whose players took home half that figure).
10,000 – number of volunteers in and around Miami Gardens for Super Bowl week.
1.4billion – how many chicken wings will be eaten.
11.2m – number of crisps that’ll be consumed.
67 – percentage more pizza eaten on a Super Bowl Sunday than on an average day.
Zero – number of Super Bowls won by either head coach. Veteran Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs, widely considered one of the best in the game, lost in his only appearance with the Philadelphia Eagles against the Patriots in 2004.
22 – years since 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan’s dad, Mike, won the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. He won a year later too… no pressure Kyle.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is contesting his second Super Bowl after losing in 2004
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan (right) shares a hug with his father Mike
PREVIOUS SUPER BOWLS AT THE STADIUM
- SB XXIII, 1989: Cincinnati Bengals 16-20 San Francisco 49ers
- SB XXIX, 1995: San Diego Chargers 26-49 San Francisco 49ers
- SB XXXIII, 1999: Denver Broncos 34-19 Atlanta Falcons
- SB XLI, 2007: Indianapolis Colts 29-17 Chicago Bears
- SB XLIV, 2010: New Orleans Saints 31-17 Indianapolis Colts
100 – Super Bowl success-rate (per cent) for San Francisco in this stadium. They won in 1989 and 1995 – will they make it three out of three on Sunday?
$500m – estimated positive impact of hosting Super Bowl LIV for the whole area of Miami.
$14m – the overall cost of hosting Super Bowl LIV.
$250m – the figure current sponsors Price Hard Rock International paid for the stadium’s 18-year naming rights deal.
23 – the percentage of viewers who believe the ads are the best part of the whole event!
$441.3m – amount American brewing company Anheuser-Busch has spent on commercials since 2006.
50 – amount of regular season touchdown passes thrown by Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes last year. Last year’s NFL MVP lights up the field with both his ridiculous vision and nimble footwork on the run.
Two – number of Super Bowl rings San Francisco QB Jimmy Garoppolo already has. The 28-year-old was back-up to Tom Brady at the New England Patriots for both their 2015 and 2017 triumphs.
All eyes will be on these two: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo
$5.6m – the average cost of airing a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl.
$412m – how much 2020’s host broadcaster FOX Sports is projected to rake in from adverts.
22.81mph – the top speed Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill reached this season – in December against the Los Angeles Chargers, blocking for Damien Williams’ 84-yard touchdown run.
21.87mph – the top speed 49ers running back Raheem Mostert reached during the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, on a first-quarter touchdown run.
FOX, NBC and CBS have a three-year rotation as Super Bowl hosts – this year, it’s FOX’s turn
HOW MUCH IS SPENT ON BOOZE?
- $1.3bn – Beer and Cider
- $597m – Wine
- $503m – Hard Liquor
Figures according to WalletHub
$5,000-$50,000 – the price range of hospitality tickets.
27 – percentage of Americans who plan to attend a Super Bowl party.
51.7m – cases of beer sold on Super Bowl Sunday.
10 – percentage of people who will miss work the day after the Super Bowl.
The Bud Light aluminium beer cups will replace plastic cups at the Super Bowl on Sunday