This Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. According to WalletHub, a personal finance website, this is the third time Houston is hosting the big game and the city is expecting 140,000 out-of-town visitors. The Super Bowl was previously held in Houston in 1974 and 2004.
Whether you are a fan of football or not, there are two things you know to expect from the Super Bowl: the best commercials at every break and big-name celebrity performances. This year, Luke Bryan will be performing the National Anthem prior to the game and Lady Gaga will take the stage for the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Super Bowl LI will be televised live on FOX starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
In anticipation of Game Day, WalletHub compiled a list that shows Super Bowl by the numbers:
-Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are the first QB and coach to appear in 7 Super Bowls.
-The Patriots and Falcons have met 13 previous times.
-This is the 9th Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, which is an NFL record. The team appeared previously in 1986, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2015.
-The Atlanta Falcons is one of 13 active franchises that has never won the Super Bowl.
-Last year, each member of the champion Denver Broncos received a $97,000 bonus. Each member of the Carolina Panthers were given a $49,000 consolation prize.
-The average price of a Super Bowl LI ticket is $5,216.
-The cost of a 30-second ad during Super Bowl LI is $5,000,000+
-80 percent of Super Bowl commercials do not boost sales or purchase intent.
-Anheuser-Busch has spent $218.5 million since 2010.
-1.23 billion chicken wings will be eaten on game day as well as 14,500 tons of chips and 8 million pounds of guacamole.
-51.7 million cases of beer are sold on Super Bowl Sunday
-1.5 million people will call in sick to work the Monday after the Super Bowl.
-$126 million will be wagered on Super Bowl LI
-The odds of the Patriots (the Vegas favorite) winning Super Bowl LI are +180.