Americans To Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings And Other Fun Super Bowl Numbers
NEW YORK (CBSMiami) – Like every big game, this year’s Super Bowl is all about the numbers. From the stats of the players to the amount of food to the betting odds, there are numbers for just about everything involving the Super Bowl.
Wallethub.com put together a look at the Super Bowl by the numbers and the results may leave you in shock. For example, an eight-mile no fly zone will be in effect around MetLife Stadium and a 50-foot portable emergency room is located just off-site of the game.
According to Wallethub.com, 169 million people are expected to watch the Super Bowl. The game will be broadcast in 180 countries and in more than 30 languages. One 30-second ad this year will cost more than $4 million.
In case you were wondering, one of the biggest purchasers of Super Bowl ads is Anheuser-Busch, which according to Wallethub has spent $145.9 million on Super Bowl ads since 2009.
The average price of a ticket to Super Bowl 48 is $3,019. For that you’ll be able to sit outside with a temperature near or below freezing with a chance of gusty winds all at your seat.
So what about the fans at home? Wallethub estimated that 1.25 billion chicken wings will be consumed and that the average fan will take in roughly 1,200 calories during the game. Dominos and Pizza Hut are also expected to sell 29 million slices of pizza.
No word on how much Tums and Pepto Bismol will be consumed immediately after the game.
Finally, when it comes to throwing down money on the big game, it’s estimated that fans will wager $98.9 million on the game and Las Vegas will reportedly pull in $8.03 million in profits from sports books from the Super Bowl.