Learn twelve things you might not know about Super Bowl XLV.
Super Bowl XLV is set to take place on Sunday, Feb. 6. The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will be facing off to take home ultimate glory! Here are 12 things you probably didn't know about Super Bowl XLV.
- The face value of tickets ranges from $600-$1,200, but it's almost impossible to get a ticket at those prices, the average selling price for a Super Bowl XLV ticket is over $5,000!
- Approximately 15,000 extra seats (most in the form of risers) have been added to Dallas Stadium to provide even more people the opportunity to see the game live and in person.
- The Super Bowl attendance record is held by the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, where in 1980 103,985 people were present to see the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams. With the additional 15,000 seats and outside plaza party tickets being sold, Super Bowl XLV could break the Super Bowl attendance record.
- Super Bowl XLV is the first game to be played in Dallas, TX. And Dallas Cowboys Team Owner, Jerry Jones, said he created Cowboys Stadium with the idea of one day hosting the Super Bowl in mind.
- New Orleans, LA has hosted the most Super Bowls with six of them, and another one on the way in 2013.
- The Super Bowl Trophy is called the Lombardi Trophy, named after Green Bay's historic coach, Vince Lombardi. It is made by high-end jeweler Tiffany & Co. and is valued at $25,000.
- Prior to 1970 the "Super Bowl" didn't exist and the final game was called the NFL Championship.
- The Green Bay Packers have played in four Super Bowl games and won three of them, two of those wins were in the very first two Super Bowl games ever played. They also have the most NFL championship titles, with three Super Bowl wins and nine NFL Championship wins.
- Overall, the Pittsburgh Steelers have played in seven Super Bowl games and won six of them. Pittsburgh has the most Super Bowl titles of any other team, with six Lombardi Trophies.
- The half time entertainment this year will be provided by the Black Eyed Peas and Christina Aguilera will sing the National Anthem.
- 30-second spot during this year's game are running $2.8 Million to $3.0 Million for advertisers.
- The Steelers and Packers have not played each other since 2009, in a matchup that took place at Heinz Field. The Steelers won that one 37-36 with a last second touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace.
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