The 2013 Super Bowl is less than two weeks away!!! I can’t wait! This is just some fun random facts for you sports fans. Take a by-the-numbers look at Super Bowl facts surrounding America’s biggest party.
According to John Turner at Sporting News:
Approximate number of people who will flock to the streets of New Orleans for Mardi Gras season, which Super Bowl XLVII falls smack dab in the middle of this year. Think of two of America’s biggest parties being combined into one—that’s what Feb. 3 will look like in the Big Easy. (Source: neworleanssuperbowl.com)
That’s how many times New Orleans has hosted the Super Bowl, tied for most with Miami. The rest of the top five: Los Angeles (7), Tampa Bay (4) and San Diego (3). When combined, the four cold-weather locations to host the Super Bowl—Detroit, Minneapolis, New York and Indianapolis—would be fourth on the list. Lesson: No one wants to vacation north in February.
Approximate amount of money spent on upgrades to the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, including a “Champions Square” entertainment space outside that will serve as “Fan Plaza” on Super Bowl Sunday. (Source: nola.com)
Estimated amount of economic activity the big game is expected to bring to the Big Easy, according to the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. This still pales in comparison to annual Mardi Gras celebrations, which draw five times as many people but can’t match the invaluable national exposure of the Super Bowl. (Source: nola.com)
The minimum number of volunteers needed to make Super Bowl XLVII a success, according to jobmonkey.com. Roles to be filled include greeting visitors at the airport and hotels, supplying directions in the city, handling hospitality at various events, and charity efforts such as building playgrounds and cooking food.