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Super Bowl Fast Facts
First Super Bowl - January 15, 1967 - The first Super Bowl championship game was between the NFL (Green Bay Packers) and AFL (Kansas City Chiefs) champions at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The score was Green Bay, 35 and Kansas City, 10. Attendance was 61,946. Bart Starr, the quarterback for Green Bay, was named the MVP.
Lowest Winning Score - January 14, 1973 - Lowest scoring winner - Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7 - Super Bowl VII, at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Highest Winning Score - January 28, 1990 - Highest scoring winner - San Francisco 49ers, 55, Denver Broncos, 10 - Super Bowl XXIV, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. This was also the largest margin of victory to date.
Most Played - Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for appearances in the most Super Bowl games - 8.
Most Wins - Pittsburgh Steelers, 6.
Most Losses - Denver Broncos, 5.
The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds).
The NFL 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.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made from sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.
Super Bowl Commercials:
1967 - A 30-second commercial costs about $40,000 during the first Super Bowl.
2014 - Forty-three advertisers buy ad space from Fox; prices reach a record $4.5 million for commercials lasting from 30 seconds to two minutes.
Viewership and Ratings (Nielsen):
2014 - Super Bowl XLVIII (48) is the most watched U.S. telecast of all time, with an average viewership of 111.5 million.
Future Super Bowl Sites:
2016 - San Francisco, California
2017 - Houston, Texas
2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
It’s become an iconic event filled with fandom, parties, barbecues and funny TV commercials. There’s actually a lot of history behind this NFL championship game. Here are some interesting facts about the Super Bowl:
The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
Over 700,000 footballs are produced annually for official NFL use and 72 of them are used for the Super Bowl
It is the 2nd most watched sporting even in the world. More than 100 million people worldwide watch the Super Bowl ever year
One 30-second commercial aired during the Super Bowl costs at least $2,800,000
There has never been an overtime game in Super Bowl history