The Super Bowl marks one of the busiest Sundays of the year. The New England Patriots will face the Atlanta Falcons in the 51st Super Bowl at the NRG Stadium in Houston. According to CNN 111.9 million Americans tuned in at home to watch the 2016 Super Bowl, but the number of people who watched worldwide through streaming and other methods is undoubtedly much larger. Not much of a sports fan? No problem. Lady Gaga will be performing the halftime show and Luke Bryan will be singing the anthem. Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or simply just in it for the halftime show, everyone can agree that the Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most exciting days of the year! To celebrate the weekend we thought we’d round up 15 of the best Super Bowl stats.
- This is the 7th Super Bowl for the New England Patriots since 2002
- The Atlanta Falcons have only made it to the Super Bowl once, but never won
- 120 pounds of avocados are used for guacamole
- 1.3 billion chicken wings will be eaten
- 11.2 million pounds of potato chips are eaten
- 325.5 million gallons of beer are consumed
- The minimum cost for a 30 second Super Bowl ad is $5 million
- Anheuser-Busch has spent $218.5 million on Super Bowl ads since 2010
- Halftime stars see a 271.9% lift in sales, streams, and downloads the week after the super Bowl game
- Eminem’s 2011 Chrysler ad was the most expensive Super Bowl ad of all time
- Tickets for this year’s game will cost you a whopping $3,500
- 5,000 journalists are expected to cover the Super Bowl this year
- The Super Bowl Trophy is made by Tiffany’s and Co. and costs $25,000.
- The NFL uses 72 game balls during the Super Bowl
- 16 million Americans will call in sick on Monday
So grab your jerseys, stock up on antacids and check out these great guac recipes! Kick off time is 6:30 p.m. ET. Who are you rooting for?