You sported your purple pride and cheered as loudly as you could, whether you were in the Denver football stadium or watching the Ravens play the Broncos from behind a television screen. And it was not without avail: Baltimoreans everywhere are itching with excitement as their beloved NFL team prepares to once again contend with the New England Patriots for a ticket to the Super Bowl. While we wait in anticipation for AFC Championship game, here are a few fun facts and statistics about the Super Bowl:
- Last year, 3% of American employees planned to take a “sick day” on Super Bowl Monday, and 9% used a vacation day to recover after the big game.
- The average cost to run a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl in 2012 was $3.5 million. This year, CBS has sold ads for up to $4 million. Does it pay off to invest in advertising during the Super Bowl time slot? Apparently so. Last year, 42% of social media conversations were centered around those commercials.
- Pizza and beer are the classic food combo for game days, and in 2012, Americans spent $10.8 billion on brews, according to saveonbrew.com. What about those slices of cheesy deliciousness? Dominoes anticipated selling $11 million worth of pizzas – about 80% more than their sales on a normal Sunday.
- The face value for tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl range in price from $850-$1,250.
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