The Super Bowl XLVIII By The Numbers


Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A general view of a roman numerals sculpture before Super Bowl XLVIII between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Most sports fanatics like stats. We memorize them, quote them, and even occasionally pad them to prove some random and meaningless point with fellow fans.

The Super Bowl is a stat extravaganza but here are twenty five interesting non game stats surrounding the Super Bowl XLVIII you may not know.

Maybe you can amaze your friends with these odd Super Bowl factoids or even win a little side wager with your pals.

1. An estimated 8 million pounds of Guacamole will be consumed on Sunday.
2. Parking pass for today’s game will cost $150.00.
3. Authorities estimate as many as 1000 out of town prostitutes will fly into New Jersey for Super Bowl Sunday.
4. 112 million people will watch the game today. The U.S. population is 313 million.
5. The Super Bowl generates an average of 13.1 billions dollars for the NFL.
6. 245 millions dollars will be spent on advertising at an average cost of 3.5 millions dollars for each 30 second spot.
7. The average Super Bowl party cost to the host: $176.00.
8. The most expensive Super Bowl party. $500,000.
9. 325 million gallons of beer will be consumed.
10. Cost of a New York city bus ticket to the game. $51.00.

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

11. Most Valuable Super Bowl in History to the NFL. The New York Football Giants vs the New England Patriots in 2012.
12. Super Bowl I halftime show was performed by trumpeter Al Hinter and marching bands from The University of Arizona and Grambling University.
13. 9 out of 10 Super Bowl viewers will watch from their own home or at a party in a friends home.
14. 27 billion calories will be consumed from Potato Chips alone.
15. 1/3 of all U.S. adults have some kind of a wager on the Super Bowl.
16. An estimated 4 million people will buy a new Television for Super Bowl Sunday.
17. Met Life Stadium, the site of this years game, is considered the greenest in the NFL. It was made out of 2300 tons of recycled material from landfills.
18. The largest stage in Super Bowl history was 2006 for the Rolling Stones shaped like a tongue.19. Super Bowl performers are not paid.

Jan 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos helmets are on display with the Vince Lombardi Trophy prior to a press conference at Rose Theater in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

20. 1.23 billion chicken wings will be consumed.
21. The NFL makes an average of 2.7 million dollars for each 30 second commercial.
22. The cost of a Super Bowl I ticket: $6-$12 dollars.
23. 96,000 tickets were available for Super Bowl I. 33,000 were not sold.
24. DUI arrests rise by 75% on Super Bowl Sunday.
25. Average Cost of Super Bowl Ticket for today game. $2616.00 dollars

There you have it. Twenty five odd Super Bowl stats you may not have known. There is a reason many people call the Super Bowl an unofficial national holiday in the United States and by the stats it is hard to argue that point.