NFL Expects Record Crowd For Super Bowl

ARLINGTON (AP) – The NFL is expecting a record crowd for the first Super Bowl at $1.3 billion Cowboys Stadium.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday an estimated total of 105,000 will attend the Feb. 6 game in Arlington, Texas.

McCarthy said about 95,000 fans will be in the seats and suites inside the stadium, along with about 5,000 media members and staff. Approximately 5,000 people also paid $200 apiece to be in an area outside the stadium watching on big-screen TVs.

The record of 103,985 was set in the 1980 Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Los Angeles Rams. This time, the Steelers are playing the Green Bay Packers.

A record could exceed the population of Green Bay, which is about 104,000.

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One Comment

  1. Fred Jones says:

    Maybe adding all those extra “cheap” viewing experience tickets are driving the regular super bowl ticket prices down. glad to see the ticket reseller sites are having a hard time moving their tickets.

  2. Douglas Ellis says:

    I don’t understand how they can say this will break the record because 5,000 people are outside watching the game on big screens. In 1980 for Super Bowl XIV the crowd was ALL inside the stadium. So unless Jerry can fit them all inside , then it doesn’t break the record, or you put an asterisk beside it. If you want to count people watching the game on big screens then you might as well count the people in the WalMart parking lot across from the stadium too. If they want to break the record then they will have to play at Neyland stadium in Knoxville,Tn because it actually holds 108,000 plus inside the stadium.

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