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Super Bowl Interesting Facts

The Super Bowl is the championship game of the NFL (American National Football League).

On February 5, 2017, in Super Bowl LI (51) at the NRG Stadium in Huston, the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28. For the fourth time Tom Brady is named MVP, the most of all time. This was the first Super Bowl to go into overtime.

The 2017 Super Bowl, with 113.7 million viewers is the second most-watched game of all time. The most-watched Super Bowl is the Super Bowl XLIX (49) with 114.4 million viewers.

On January 15, 1967, in the first Super Bowl, the Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.  61,946 viewers watch the game live at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.

During the first Super Bowl in 1967, a 30-second commercial costs $40,000. In 2017 a 30-second spot costs between $5 million and $5.5 million.

The New England Patriots most played in Super Bowls (9 times), the Pittsburgh Steelers have the most wins (6 wins) while the Denver Broncos have the most losses (5 times).

The San Francisco 49ers are the highest scoring winner. They defeat Denver Broncos with 55-10, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Super Bowl XXIV (24).

The Miami Dolphins are the lowest scoring winner, defeating the Washington Redskins with 14-7 in the Super Bowl VII (7), at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on January 14, 1973.

On February 3, 2013, during the Super Bowl XLVII (47) played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, half of the stadium was left in the dark for 34 minutes, because of a power failure.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy, the trophy awarded to the winning team of the Super Bowl is made from sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.

The next Super Bowl locations are:

  • Super Bowl LII (52), 2018, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis
  • Super Bowl LIII (53), 2019, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
  • Super Bowl LIV (54), 2020, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
  • Super Bowl LV (55), 2021, City of Champions Stadium, Los Angeles

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