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Super Bowl Facts

  • Super Bowl XL was the first super bowl played on FieldTurf surface. All of the previous Super Bowls have either been played on natural grass or AstroTurf.

  • Super Bowl XL was the second Super Bowl played in the Detroit area. Super Bowl XVI was played at the Pontiac Silverdome in nearby Pontiac, Michigan on January 24, 1982.

  • Super Bowl XL was the first Super Bowl appearance for the Seattle Seahawks in franchise history! On the other hand, it was the third outing of their coach, Mike Holmgren, who was 1-1 in Super Bowl appearances with the Green Bay Packers.

  • From 1975 - 1980 the Pittsburgh Steelers played in and won 4 Super Bowl championships, and in 1996 they played in the Super Bowl again. Their last appearance in the Big Game was a disappointing one where the Steelers fell to the then dominant Dallas Cowboys.

  • The San Francisco 49ers have the best Super Bowl record in history having gone 5-0 in championship play.

  • The only teams that have not been to a Super Bowl are Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville and New Orleans.

  • Each Packer received $15,000 for winning the inaugural Super Bowl and the losing share for the Chiefs was $7,500. Each winner of Super Bowl XL will get about $70,000 and the loser nearly $40,000.

  • Super Bowl XL was the second and last Super Bowl broadcast with the broadcast team of Al Michaels and John Madden. This will also be John Madden's tenth overall Super Bowl broadcast as color commentator.

  • A 30-second spot for Super Bowl XL will fetch a record $2.4 million. Compare that to the $80,000 it cost to run a 60-minute advertisement in 1967 during Super Bowl I.

  • Face value of tickets for Super Bowl XL is between $600 and $700 compared to $6 and $12 back in 1967, but brokers and scalpers will get five and ten times as much for the hard to come by ducats.