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DealNews made some calculations about the costs surrounding the Super Bowl…
Professional American football is big, big business today, a fact that will be especially evident on Super Bowl Sunday in two weeks. Regardless of who takes the field — or even who wins the game — there’s a lot at stake, as the contest will generate all sorts of eye-popping revenue, ad sales, chicken wing guzzling, and commerce of all kinds. Even the Super Bowl rings will cost an estimated $6,000, and are worth far more on the open market as collectors’ items.
Here’s some of the costs they figured out, based on last year’s numbers or information online…
- Tickets: $2,067 and up
- Hotel: $100 a night to $15,000
- Snacks: an average of $3 per viewer (based on $55 million spent on food and $237 million on soft drinks last year)
- Beer: an average of $9 per person (ditto)
- Pizza: More than $20. DealNews says drivers sometimes get that much as a tip for the big game!
- Bets: Over $90 million (legally)
- Ads: Over $4 million for 30 seconds