Fast Super Bowl Facts

Whether you’re a rabid fan or are counting the minutes until this year’s festivities are over, the Super Bowl will be all most people can talk about for the next few weeks. In case you really want to wow your friends and family (and random strangers in line at the coffee shop) with some trivia knowledge, here are a few quick facts about the Super Bowl.

  • The first Super Bowl was held at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers outscored the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

  • The estimated cost of a 30-second commercial at Super Bowl I was $42,000.

  • A 30-second commercial at this year’s Super Bowl is expected to cost north of $5 million—and remember, that’s just to nab the ad space. Fancy production costs not included!

  • The Super Bowl has been named using Roman numerals (e.g. I, III, III, IV) for every year except Super Bowl 50. Reportedly, the reason the Super Bowl avoids using years (e.g. Super Bowl 2018) is to avoid confusion since the Super Bowl is held in the beginning of the year following the bulk of the football season.

  • According to the USDA, the Super Bowl marks the second-highest day of food consumption in the United States (after—of course—Thanksgiving).

What are your plans for the day? Gathering with friends and family? Record food consumption? Or are you hoping to escape all the hubbub and hide out until the crowds leave town? If you’re looking for a place to stay—either Super Bowl weekend or any time you need an escape—the staff at Hotel 340 would be happy to help.