When raising the silver trophy at NRG Stadium in Houston (Texas) on February 5, 2017, quarterback player Tom Brady will probably never forget his historic victory. By defeating Falcons (Atlanta), he and the Patriots (New England) have just set a record 5 times to win the Super Bowl.
Along with coach Bill Belichick, quarterback player Tom Brady also became the face of Super Bowl’s most glorious achievement (equivalent to Charles Haley’s 5 championships). America’s Super Bowl is a record-setting tournament. According to the information network Business Insider, this year there were nearly 115 million US viewers watching live on television competition.
About 70,000 spectators bought tickets to watch the Super Bowl at the NRG Stadium. They have to spend a lot of money because the average entry ticket price is $ 5,216 (€ 4,850). Class A tickets sell for $ 70,000 (€ 65,000). The VIP stand for guests with money amounted to a record $ 358,000 (€ 332,600).
On the stadium, although Tom Brady set a record with 7 times to join the Super Bowl and 5 times to win the championship, he ranked only 27 ($ 13.8 million) among the highest-paid players. According to Forbes magazine, Eli Manning the New York Giants quarterback player tops the list with $ 24.2 million. Matt Ryan, the star player of the Atlanta Falcons team, finished third with 23.7 million dollars.
Also according to the Business Insider, another record number is food and drink for the Super Bowl season. On average, people in the United States drank nearly 52 million cases of beer (equivalent to 310 million bottles of beer) and American families ate 1.23 billion chicken wings on the night of the contest. duel. Last year, nearly one and a half million Americans took a day off work, right the day after the game, probably because they drank too much.
The 51st Super Bowl also earned about $ 400 million in advertising dollars. Each commercial clip has only 30 seconds, but because it shows hundreds of millions of viewers, advertisers have to spend $ 5 million if they want to broadcast it live during the match. Probably also because the Super Bowl has so much prestige, is watched by hundreds of millions of enthusiasts, so according to Forbes, the American Football Association (NFL) never spend big money on artists. After Madonna (2012), Beyoncé (2013) or Katy Perry (2015), it was Lady Gaga’s turn to perform at the Super Bowl (2017).