The Super Bowl is one of the most watched, if not the most watched, sporting event of the year. The Super Bowl is a time when more than a lot of money flies around, whether it is from advertising budgets or delivering pizzas. Either way, most are taking part in it in some form or fashion. 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list of key statistics for the upcoming Super Bowl.
These statistics come from many sources. They cover people, ticket prices, the amount of food and beer consumed, the economic impact and many more factoids.
According to AdWeek, as of January 28, 2015, all Super Bowl ad spots had been sold. The going rate for a 30-second spot in 2015 was $4.5 million.
Taking a look back, Super Bowl commercials in 2014 cost $4 million for 30 seconds, and the very first Super Bowl commercials cost $42,000 for a 30-second spot.
Projections by the National Chicken Council are that Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings (enough to give everyone in the country about three wings apiece).
The top five pizza delivery days of the year are Super Bowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve, Halloween, the night before Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The Super Bowl is generally number one on this list.
In the past couple years, over 4.4 million pizzas were delivered by Dominos, Papa Johns and Pizza Hut. This number is expected to increase for the 2015 Super Bowl, but no public projections have been made.
In 2014, roughly 325 million gallons of beer were consumed.
As of January 29, Google search results for “Deflategate” generated what Google said were about 34,700,000 results.
As of Thursday January 29, the cheapest Super Bowl ticket is $8,070, according to ESPN. Ticket prices were skyrocketing too as brokers bought more tickets, dwindling the supply, and then turned around and sold them on secondary ticket markets for an increased price.
And what about eBay? Here are some current ticket prices: eBay had two tickets up for auction for what was listed as $10,100 after 21 bids, and it also had four tickets with the NFL Red package with pregame and post-game hospitality with a bid of $32,300.00 after 28 bids as of 1:20 p.m. Eastern on January 29. Other eBay ticket auctions at the same time, which had more than five bids on them at the time, were listed as $9,100 for two tickets, $6,900 for two tickets, $10,600 for two tickets, $9,100.00 for two tickets, $8,600 for two tickets, and so on.
What about other fantasy sports betting? Here is how large FanDuel has become, due to having more than 80% market share of the daily fantasy sports industry: “In 2014 we achieved $57,261,642 in revenue for the year.”