5 Cool Super Bowl Facts
Tomorrow we will be changing our calendars to February, and we all know what that means. The biggest sports event of the year is upon us: the larger-than-life, multi-million dollar Super Bowl. This year, the New England Patriots are playing against the Los Angeles Rams. Click here to view our Super Bowl specials.
1. Americans will eat an estimated 1.38 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday
According to the National Chicken Council (yes, this is a real thing), Americans will eat an estimated 1.38 billion wings this Sunday - that’s 4 wings for every single person in the United States. Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food consumption day in the United States - only after Thanksgiving.
2. The coldest Super Bowl on record was just last year, when the Eagles played the Patriots in Minneapolis
The coldest Super Bowl was in just 2018 - on February 4th, Minneapolis fell to temperatures of -17° Celsius. The U.S Bank Stadium is indoors, but the cold weather did not bode well for tailgate events, or tourists not used to the bitter winters of Minnesota.
Thousands of police enforcements and medical officers were involved in implementing safety plans to battle the elements. This involved having separate indoor locations to prescreen Super Bowl attendees so that nobody had to wait outside in the cold - apparently this was a first for Super Bowl regulations.
3. The most-watched Super Bowl was in 2015, with 114.4 million viewers
The 48th Super Bowl was played in Glendale, Arizona - the New England Patriots vs the Seattle Seahawks. This became the highest-watched program in American history, reaching up to 118.4 million viewers during Katy Perry’s performance in the halftime show. The Patriots won the game 28-24.
4. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won the most Super Bowl titles, with 6 wins
The Steelers have won the most Super Bowl games, at 6 times (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980, 2006, and 2009). However, they are not the team that has played in the most Super Bowls. That would be the New England Patriots, with 11 visits to the Super Bowl (including this year) - and only 5 wins.
Two teams tie the record for the most Super Bowl losses. The Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots have both lost the Super Bowl 5 times.
5. This year, Super Bowl commercials will cost $5.25 million for a 30 second slot
During the first Super Bowl in 1967, a 30 second commercial spot cost $37,000. With inflation, this is roughly $280,000 (according to this CPI inflation calculator). This Super Bowl, a 30 second slot will cost $5.25 million. In 2008, the same spot cost just $2.69 million. The price has nearly doubled in the span of a decade!