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Super Bowl XXXVII -- Facts and Figures

By United Press International   |   Jan. 23, 2003 at 11:46 AM
Super Bowl XXXVII

Oakland Raiders vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

At Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

Jan. 26, 2003

Kickoff -- 6:18 p.m. EST

Host City -- This is the third Super Bowl to be held in San Diego. The city previously hosted Super Bowl XXXII on Jan. 25, 1998 and XXII on Jan. 31, 1988.

Other Super Bowl host cities: New Orleans (9: Tulane Stadium 3, Louisiana Superdome 6); Miami (8: Orange Bowl 5, Pro Player Stadium (formerly Joe Robbie Stadium) 3); Los Angeles (7: Los Angeles Coliseum 2, Rose Bowl 5); Tampa (3); Atlanta (2); Tempe, Ariz. (1); Detroit (1) Houston (1); Minneapolis (1); Stanford (1).

Next Year - Super Bowl XXXVIII will be played at One Reliant Park in Houston. It will be the 30th anniversary of the only other Super Bowl to be played in Houston.

Home team: The NFC champion Buccaneers will be the home team and will wear their red jerseys.

Entertainment -- Santana will be part of the pregame show, Celine Dion will sing "God Bless America," the Dixie Chicks will perform the national anthem and Shania Twain will have top billing for the halftime show.

Cost of Lombardi Trophy: $12,000

Cost of Super Bowl rings: The NFL pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). League also pays for 125 pieces of jewelry for the losing team, which may not cost more than half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.

Host city economic impact: Super Bowl XXXIV generated a total economic impact on the state of Georgia of $292 million, according to a study by Georgia State University of Atlanta.

TV/Radio coverage: ABC will be televising its sixth Super Bowl. CBS Radio-Westwood One will be broadcasting its 16th consecutive Super Bowl and 29th overall.

Super Bowl XXXVI TV audience: Last year's game was the fifth most watched program in television history. Super Bowl XXXVI attracted 131.7 million Americans (almost one in every two citizens) for all or parts of the game. The four most-watched programs in American television history are also Super Bowls (XXX, XXVIII, XXXII and XXVII). Super Bowl XXXVI earned a 40.4 national rating with a 61 share. That rating was the highest of the TV season and the 12th consecutive year that the Super Bowl earned a 40.0-plus rating.

Super Bowl XXXVII ticket distribution -- AFC Champion: 17.5 percent; NFC Champion: 17.5 percent. Host Team (San Diego Chargers): 5 percent; Other 29 Teams: 34.8 percent. NFL: 25.2 percent.

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