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Ten Crazy Facts About Super Bowl LVII

6.5 million dollars for advertising, 75,000 dollars for tickets, 1.3 billion litres of beer in one day: Year after year, the Super Bowl sets unbelievable record numbers in the USA. Here are ten hilarious facts about this year’s mega event.

Did you know you can also win Super Bowl LVII by betting on this event at non GamStop bookies that don’t limit? These sites offer you a lot of special bonuses, improved odds, and they have 24/7 customer service as well. Now, let’s find out the most important facts about Super Bowl LVII.

Colour of the Gatorade: The Oddest Sports Bets

“Super Bowl Sunday” is also a public holiday for bookmakers around the world. In the meantime, bets have long ceased to be just on the winner of the game or the exact result. An excerpt of the craziest betting offers for this year’s game:

  •     Who wins the coin toss?
  •     What colour is the Gatorade showered on the winning trainer?
  •     Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first in his speech? (The lowest odds are when you bet on “Teammate” followed by “God/Jesus” and the city)
  •     Will the lights go out during the game? (This happened at Super Bowl 2013 in New Orleans)
  •     Does a player propose after the Super Bowl?

$6.5 Million for 30 Seconds of Ads

Ad slots during the Super Bowl are among the most coveted of the year. The TV stations sell them at a correspondingly high price: a 30-second spot costs a whopping $6.5 million on average. According to the market research company Kantar, the total advertising revenue of the TV channels around the Super Bowl 2017, which holds the record, amounted to 498 million dollars.

Companies like Amazon, Pepsi, Budweiser and Co. produce elaborate clips, especially for the mega event. Well-known actors, singers or athletes are often represented. This time, among others, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be seen alongside actress Selma Hajek in a commercial for BMW. Here is a small foretaste of what TV viewers in the USA can expect:

About Three-quarters of Americans Watch the Super Bowl

In 2020, TV broadcaster FOX announced that Super Bowl LV had an average reach of 102.1 million viewers in the United States. That’s about a third of the US population. A total of 148 million people watched the game at least partially.

Unbelievable numbers, but the often-used description as the “biggest sporting event in the world” cannot be verified, at least in terms of the ratings. Outside the United States, the sport is on the rise, but not nearly as popular. In 2015, Reuters estimated 160 million TV viewers worldwide.

For comparison: the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup between France and Croatia was watched by more than a billion people.

The Lords of the Rings

In addition to the Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is presented to the entire winning team, there is an individual trophy in the form of a ring for each player, but also for team members and those responsible for the winning team. A ring costs about $5,000. In total, all rings have an estimated value of approximately 5 million US dollars per Super Bowl.

1.3 Billion Litres of Beer

A Super Bowl party at home is a little cheaper, but that doesn’t stop most people from consuming heavily: beer, chicken wings and nachos with guacamole should not be missing from any dining table during the Super Bowl. It is hardly surprising that the figures here are staggering.

It is hardly possible to make valid statements, as various numbers are circulating on the Internet. But various estimates assume that an unbelievable 1.3 billion litres of beer are drunk in the USA on “Super Bowl Sunday”. Add in about 1.2 billion chicken wings, 15,000 tons of chips, 4,000 tons of popcorn and 13.2 million pounds of avocados – cheers and meal!

“Super Bowl Sunday” is Followed by “Super Sick Monday”

According to a 2018 study, 13.9 million Americans call in sick the day after the Super Bowl. That day is considered one of the least productive of the year in the USA and is jokingly referred to as “Super Sick Monday”.

For this reason, a teenager started a petition to move the Super Bowl to a Saturday – over 100,000 signatures have already been collected. In Europe, too, one or the other sick note could probably be prevented, since the game in this country takes place on Monday night.

One Game, 120 Balls

American football is known to be played with just one ball, but up to 120 different pieces of equipment are used in the Super Bowl. Manufacturer Wilson sends 108 balls to each team 24 hours before kickoff. Half of it is used for training purposes, the other half for the match. The twelve other game balls are only intended for kicking.

Coin Toss as a Bad Omen?

The game is decided at the coin toss. At least that’s what the past shows. Because in the past eight years, the team that won the coin toss ended up losing the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks were the last team to win both the coin toss and the game in 2015.

On Average $10,237 for a Ticket

The cheapest Super Bowl LVII tickets are around 700 US dollars (approx. 515 euros). However, these are not available for sale, as they will be raffled off. On the official ticket market, a Super Bowl 2023 ticket is priced between $5,000 and $15,000.

As NBC reported on Feb. 1, citing SeatGeek’s Super Bowl Ticket Tracker, the average price for a Super Bowl LVII ticket is a whopping $10,237 — the highest in Super Bowl history. This does not include parking costs. 108 euros ($120) had to be shelled out for a parking space for the car in 2020.

A Whole Eleven Minutes of Pure Football Enjoyment

And all the facts, facts and expenses just because of eleven minutes of play. Because the ball is effectively only moved eleven minutes in a football match. The remainder of the official 60 minutes consists of standing time or breaks. Considering that the spectacle lasts around four to five hours to be broadcast each year, it’s fair to wonder if the Super Bowl is actually about football or everything else.

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