February 2, 2014 - Super Bowl XLVIII is played at the New York/New Jersey MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos 43-8, for the first Super Bowl victory in Seattle's history. Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during halftime.
Other Facts: First Super Bowl - January 15, 1967 - The first Super Bowl championship game was between the NFL (Green Bay Packers) and AFL (Kansas City Chiefs) champions at Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The score was Green Bay, 35 and Kansas City, 10. Attendance was 61,946. Bart Starr, the quarterback for Green Bay, was named the MVP.
Lowest Winning Score - January 14, 1973 - Lowest scoring winner - Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7 - Super Bowl VII, at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles.
Highest Winning Score - January 28, 1990 - Highest scoring winner - San Francisco 49ers, 55, Denver Broncos, 10 - Super Bowl XXIV, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. This was also the largest margin of victory to date.
Most Played - Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for appearances in the most Super Bowl games - 8.
Most Wins - Pittsburgh Steelers, 6.
Most Losses - Denver Broncos, 5.
The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds).
The NFL also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team, which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made from sterling silver by Tiffany & Co.
2004 - Janet Jackson flashes her breast during the halftime performance of Super Bowl XXXVIII (38). She later claims it was a "wardrobe malfunction."
2011 - Cowboy Stadium seating problems, "incomplete installation of temporary seats in a limited number of sections made the seats unusable," leaves 1250 ticket holders without seats. 850 were distributed around the stadium to other seats, 400 were left with no options. NFL promises triple refunds for the $800.00 ticket for all 1250 people.
February 3, 2013 - Super Bowl XLVII (47) is played in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. Beyonce is the half-time performer. A power failure at the Super Dome halts the game, and leaves half of the stadium in the dark for 34 minutes.
Super Bowl Commercials: 1967 - A 30-second commercial costs about $40,000 during the first Super Bowl. 2014 - Forty-three advertisers buy ad space from Fox; prices reach a record $4.5 million for commercials lasting from 30 seconds to two minutes.
Viewership and Ratings (Nielsen): 2014 - Super Bowl XLVIII (48) is the most watched U.S. telecast of all time, with an average viewership of 111.5 million.
Future Super Bowl Sites: 2015 - Glendale, Arizona
2016 - San Francisco, California
2017 - Houston, Texas
2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota