Football fans around the country prepare for Super Bowl Sunday
Hopefully you didn’t pay too much for those chicken wings you are going to serve, we hear there is a shortage plaguing this country.
Also remember, just because the Super Bowl signifies the end of the NFL season, the NFL draft is April 25, and the combine is less than a month away. The NFL goes year-round so you can always get your fix.
In the meantime, you better hurry if you want to get your bets in on how long Alicia Keys will go on the national anthem...
PARTICIPANTS — Baltimore Ravens (AFC) and San Francisco 49ers (NFC). This the second appearance for the Ravens (1-0) and the sixth appearance for the 49ers (5-0).
SITE — Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. This will be the 10th Super Bowl played in New Orleans and the seventh at the Superdome.
SEATING CAPACITY — 76,468
KICKOFF — 3:30 p.m.
NETWORK COVERAGE — By CBS to more than 200 stations throughout the United States.
Dail Global Radio to 600 stations within the United States. The Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries throughout the world.
The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 185 countries and broadcast in 30 different languages.
PLAYERS SHARE — Winners: $88,000 per man. Losers: $44,000 per man.
PLAYER UNIFORMS — San Francisco will be the home team and has its choice of wearing its colored or white jersey.
TROPHY — The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Company and presented annually to the winner of the Super Bowl. The trophy was named after the late coach Vince Lombardi of the two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers before the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation-size silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides. The trophy stands 20¾ inches tall, weighs 6.7 pounds and is valued at more than $25,000. The words “Vince Lombardi” and “Super Bowl XLVII” are engraved on the base along with the NFL shield.
ATTENDANCE — To date, 3,581,385 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at the 14th Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.