Super Bowl By The Numbers, Now And Then
A dollar just doesn’t go as far as it used to.
When the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs met in the first Super Bowl on January 15th, 1967 (before a non-sellout crowd of 61,946 people at the Los Angeles Coliseum), tickets were priced at $6, $10 and $12.
This year, fans of the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will shell out $1,200, $990, $800 and $600 for seats to the “Big Game” on Sunday, February 3rd in New Orleans.
To put things into perspective, in 1967 a First Class stamp cost only a nickel and a gallon of gas would set you back 33 cents.
But ticket prices aren’t they only things that have skyrocketed.
In 1967, you could buy a 30 second commercial for $42,000.
This year, advertisers will be paying CBS nearly $4 million for a :30 spot!
And we won’t even get into what it’ll cost for a hotdog and a beer.
You may have to take out a small loan for that.