25 Facts About Super Bowl


Super Bowl is the annual final playoff game of the National Football League to determine the league champion.

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Super Bowl is among the world's most-watched single sporting events and frequently commands the largest audience among all American broadcasts during the year.

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Commercial airtime during the Super Bowl broadcast is the most expensive of the year because of the high viewership, leading to companies regularly developing their most expensive advertisements for the broadcast and commercial viewership becoming an integral part of the event.

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The Super Bowl is the second-largest event for American food consumption, behind Thanksgiving dinner.

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Tom Brady has the most Super Bowl starts and wins as a player, while Charles Haley has the second-most wins among players .

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Super Bowl XLVIII, played at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium in February 2014, was the first Super Bowl held outdoors in a cold-weather environment.

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Super Bowl LV marked the first time in the history of the modern league that a host city's professional football franchise got to play in a Super Bowl that was hosted in their home stadium.

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Super Bowl is one of the most-watched annual sporting events in the world, with viewership overwhelmingly domestic.

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For many years, the Super Bowl has possessed a large US and global television viewership, and it is often the most-watched United States originating television program of the year.

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In press releases preceding the game, the NFL has claimed that the upcoming Super Bowl will have a potential worldwide audience of around one billion people in over 200 countries.

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Super Bowl XLIX holds the record for average number of US viewers, with 114.

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Since 1991, the Super Bowl has begun between 6:19 and 6:40 PM EST so that most of the game is played during the primetime hours on the East Coast.

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Super Bowl I, played in 1967, is the only Super Bowl to have been broadcast in the United States by two networks simultaneously.

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The rotation between CBS, Fox, and NBC will continue until the new contracts that will take effect for the first time with Super Bowl LVIII, allowing ABC to return and starting a four-network rotation.

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Super Bowl VII was telecast in Los Angeles on an experimental basis after all tickets were sold ten days before the game.

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Under the deal, the Super Bowl is currently rotated annually between CBS, Fox, and NBC in that order.

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Super Bowl provides an extremely strong lead-in to programming following it on the same channel, the effects of which can last for several hours.

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Super Bowl XLIV was then eventually awarded to Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Super Bowl XLIX was then eventually awarded to University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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Location of the Super Bowl is chosen at a meeting of all NFL team owners, usually three to five years before the event.

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The game has never been played in a metropolitan area that lacked an NFL franchise at the time the game was played, although in 2007 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suggested that a Super Bowl might be played in London, perhaps at Wembley Stadium.

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In 2014, a document listing the specific requirements of Super Bowl hosts was leaked, giving a clear list of what was required for a Super Bowl host.

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Much of the cost of a Super Bowl is to be assumed by the host community, although some costs are enumerated within the requirements to be assumed by the NFL.

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The Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII wore their royal blue and yellow uniforms, which was a throwback uniform but then turned into their primary colors over the navy blue and metallic gold uniform, which they have previously worn for six home games including a home playoff game.

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Super Bowl has not yet been played in any region that lacked an NFL or AFL franchise at the time the game was played.

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