Super Bowl LVI (56) will crown either the Cincinnati Bengals or the Los Angeles Rams as champions of the National Football League’s 102nd season. Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still a threat, the vaccine has helped to reduce the danger, and the Super Bowl will be played for a live audience.
The Bengals have played in the Super Bowl only twice before, with no wins. On the other side, the Rams have made it to the Super Bowl four times, taking home one victory over the Titans in 2000. No matter which team wins, it’s sure to be a long-awaited moment for their fans.
It’s no wonder why millions of people will tune in to this big sporting event on television. But the fact that we’ll again consume more than a billion chicken wings while watching billions of dollars’ worth of commercials with a bit of football mixed in might just boggle your mind. And if you want interesting Super Bowl facts, we’ve got plenty more where that came from.
Only time will tell which team will come out on top this year. But we can certainly get you prepared for the action in the meantime. Below, you’ll find an awesome infographic with our favorite Super Bowl LVI fun facts, plus a Q&A with a panel of sports business experts. Enjoy the game!
Top 6 Super Bowl Facts for 2022:
- $6,214: The average cost of a ticket to the past five Super Bowls.
- $5,397: Lowest price of a Super Bowl LVI ticket on the resale market three days after the Conference Championships (29% decrease from 2021).
- It is the 2nd time in a row when Coca-Cola won’t air an ad during the Super Bowl.
- 70,000 fans will be at SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI (50 vaccinated fans received free tickets from the NFL in 2021).
- 60%: Share of Americans who say they are unlikely to host or attend a Super Bowl party this year.
- 195%: 20-year increase in the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad (hitting a record cost of $6.5 million for a spot in 2022).
For additional insight into the business of the big game, and the NFL more generally, we posed the following questions to a panel of leading experts. You can check out their bios and responses below.
- Who's your pick to win?
- What kind of economic impact do you expect the Super Bowl will have on the Los Angeles area?
- What trends do you expect from the commercials this year? Is Super Bowl ad time an effective investment for companies?
- What are the biggest issues facing the future of the league economically?
- What are the prospects of a full stadium attendance at the Super Bowl this year?