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Super Bowl By The Numbers, Now And Then

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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.

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