Site: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.
Date: Feb. 6, 2005
Game time: 6 p.m. EST
Note: This is the first Super Bowl ever held in Jacksonville.
Other Super Bowl host cities: New Orleans (9: Tulane Stadium 3, Louisiana Superdome 6); Miami (8 times: Orange Bowl 5, Pro Player Stadium [formerly Joe Robbie Stadium] 3); Los Angeles (7: Los Angeles Coliseum 2, Rose Bowl 5); Tampa Bay (3); San Diego (3); Atlanta (2); Houston (2); Arizona (1); Detroit (1); Minneapolis (1); Stanford (1).
Alltel seating capacity: 78,000+
NFL Headquarters: Adam's Mark Hotel
Media Center: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
AFC Team Hotel: Renaissance World Golf Village
AFC Practice Site: Bartram Trail High School
NFC Team Hotel: Marriott Sawgrass
NFC Practice Site: University of North Florida
(Note: Practices closed to public)
Home team: NFC Champion will wear its choice of jerseys.
Pregame Entertainment: Alicia Keys, Gretchen Wilson, Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson and Earth, Wind and Fire.
National Anthem: Combined choirs of the U.S. Naval Academey, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Army Herald Trumpets.
Halftime Entertainment: Paul McCartney
Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: $25,000
Who makes Super Bowl Trophy: Tiffany & Co. of New York.
Cost of Super Bowl rings: League pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring (plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). League 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.
Host city economic impact: Super Bowl XXXVII generated a total economic impact on San Diego County of $367 million, according to a study by Marketing Information Masters, Inc. The $367 million economic impact on San Diego County compares to the $295 million impact on the region the last time it hosted a Super Bowl (XXXII) in 1998.
TV/Radio coverage: FOX will be televising its fourth Super Bowl. CBS Radio-Westwood One will be broadcasting its 18th consecutive Super Bowl, 31st overall.
Super Bowl XXXVIII TV audience: Last year's game was the most watched program ever with 144.4 million viewers. The 10 most-watched programs in TV history are all Super Bowls.
SB XXXIX ticket distribution
AFC Champion - 17.5 percent
NFC Champion - 17.5 percent
Host Team (Jaguars) - 5.00 percent
Other 29 Teams - 34.8 percent
NFL - 25.2 percent
Future Super Bowl Sites
2006 (SB XL) - Detroit
2007 (SB XLI) - Miami
2008 (SB XLII)- Arizona
We don't have any Superbowl Traditions yet. I'm sure those are soon to come in our household. We did have chicken wings and home fries for supper. Tim is on the road and I'm not watching it. The boys went to bed early.
~~All is well.