Last year was the first year that me and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show did NOT offer a Super Show as an alternative to the Super Bowl. The mobsters took a much appreciated break. The gang is doin’ it again. We will be closed Sunday, February 7, 2016.
Instead of a Kissimmee dinner show that’ll knock your socks off, the wise guys & gals have put together some fun statistics that jus’ might knock the wind right outta you. The figures behind how much money Americans spend for the big event will make even the Big Bosses squirm. We’re talkin’ over $14.3 billion on merchandise (food, team apparel and TVs), $200 million on bets (of course gamblin’ is one of my specialties), an average game ticket price just over $6,350, and many more brow-raising expenses. Here are some other interestin’ facts ‘bout Sunday’s game:
Game Day –
- At 39, Peyton Manning will be the oldest quarterback to play in a Super Bowl.
- Cam Newton is one win away from being the first ever QB to win the Heisman, National Championship, NFL MVP & Super Bowl.
- This will be the first Super Bowl featuring opposing starting QBs who were drafted No. 1 overall
- Both of these teams made the Super Bowl with the coach they hired after firing John Fox. Carolina with Ron Rivera and Denver with Gary Kubiak.
- 72 footballs are used for the game and more than 700,000 footballs purchased for the NFL each year.
- Over 60 law enforcement agencies will be represented at the game (now do you wonder why us mobsters are staying at home?).
Ticket Sales –
- The average ticket price of a Super Bowl 50 ticket is over $6,350 – Unlike our Kissimmee buffet, there are no half price tickets.
- In 1967 championship game tickets topped out at $12 each, and the “secondary market” consisted only of ticket scalpers outside the L.A. Coliseum.
Advertising, TV & Radio –
- The cost of Super Bowl ads has hit an almost absurd $5 million for a 30-second spot, up 11% from last year.
- Historically the three most popular product categories that advertise in The Super Bowl have been 1. Automobiles 2. Motion Pictures 3. Food & Candy (does that include beer?).
- Hashtags have replace URL as the most popular call to action in Super Bowl advertising.
Social Media –
- Last year there were 25.3 million tweets during the Super Bowl (by the way, yous can follow me too @alcaponesshow).
- 57% of Super Bowl viewers say they will use Facebook and/or Twitter during the game.
- 1.25 billion chicken wings will be consumed.
- 9 out of 10 fans prefer to stay put in their very own homes rather than venture out (one more reason the gang is not puttin’ on a show Sunday night); 17% will watch the game at a relative or friend’s residence; 3% will watch at a bar or restaurant, while 15% will be tuning into the event via their smart phones.
- Next to the Fourth of July more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
- Domino’s Pizza expects to dish out 11 million slices of pizza on Sunday.
- Over the weekend, approximately 100 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten, approximately 14,500 tons of chips.
Other Fun & Interesting Stats –
- Normally, Super Bowls are denoted with Roman numerals and have been since Super Bowl V in 1971. But this year, the NFL announced this was to be Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L. But don’t worry; the Roman numerals will be back next year with Super Bowl LI.
- The age difference between Cam Newton, 26, and Peyton Manning, 39, is 13 years, 48 days—the largest gap in Super Bowl history.
- Beyoncé will be the first female to repeat as a halftime performer.
After all those wings bein’ devoured and money changin’ hands, a fun night at Capone’s will be in order. Regardless if your team wins or loses, a night with me and the gang is a great way to recover after a Super Bowl hang-over. Reserve your tickets at half off and enjoy savin’ money instead of shellin’ it out like yous jus’ did on the big game.
Capone’s Dinner & Show is open every night (except on Super Bowl Sunday). After takin’ a night off, the guys and gals will be super-charged to put on a hilarious show. I’ll see yous soon!
– Big Al