Super Bowl: Teams, Attendance, Salaries

In getting ready for the Super Bowl XLV this Sunday, I have been surfing the internet and looking for information about the big game. I decided to share some of that information with my readers. Maybe you can use it for Super Bowl trivia at your party!

Super Bowl Teams:

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be making their eighth trip to the Super Bowl this Sunday tying the Dallas Cowboys for the most visits to the big game. The Steelers are 6-1. The Cowboys are 5-3. This will be the Green Bay Packers 5th trip to the Super Bowl. They are 3-1.

The San Francisco 49ers are undefeated when they make it to the Super Bowl. They have been to the Super Bowl five times and won all five.

On the other end of the scale, the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings have been to the Super Bowl four times each and lost every game. The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans have never played in the Super Bowl. Maybe these teams needed Charles Haley – he has five Super Bowl rings. He played with San Francisco and Dallas and is the only player in NFL history with five Super Bowl rings.

Attendance:

According to NFL.Com the most attended Super Bowl was XIV back in 1980 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Los Angeles Rams. The attendance was 103,985. This Sunday’s game is being held at Cowboys Stadium. With standing room only, a new attendance record could be set. The attendance at Super Bowl I (Packers and Chiefs) was 61,946 which is the lowest attended game.

Money:

The winning players at the Super Bowl reap the benefits of not only being champions, but at the bank too. Last year the winning players received $83,000 each. The losing players received $42,000 each. In Super Bowl I, the Green Bay Packers players took home $15,000 for their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs players received $7,500 each.

Looking Ahead:

Next year’s Super Bowl (2012) is scheduled to be held in Indianapolis. The 2013 game is scheduled for New Orleans and the 2014 game is scheduled for New York-New Jersey at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

Information from NFL.com was used for this column.

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