Super Bowl XLVII By The Numbers

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The San Francisco 49ers play the Baltimore Ravens in this year's Super Bowl championship. 

Here's a rundown of Super Bowl XLVII by the numbers.

San Francisco has just three players on the active roster who have played in a prior Super Bowl: wide receiver Randy Moss (the 2007 New England Patriots), linebacker Clark Haggans (2005 Pittsburgh Steelers) and kicker David Akers (2004 Philadelphia Eagles).

The Ravens have four players on the active roster who have already made it to the NFL's biggest stage: defensive back James Ihedigbo (2012 New England Patriots), linebacker Ray Lewis (2001 Baltimore Ravens), linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo (2006 Chicago Bears) and wide receiver Anquan Boldin (2009 Arizona Cardinals).

The San Francisco 49ers have won five Super Bowl titles. The Niners won their fifth Super Bowl, 49-26 over San Diego on Jan. 29, 1995. The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for the most Super Bowl titles, with six.

This is the 10th Super Bowl to be played in New Orleans and the seventh at the Superdome. The first three - in 1970, 1972 and 1975 - were played at Tulane Stadium.

The forecast calls for 66 degrees and clouds in New Orleans on Super Bowl Sunday but the game will be played indoors. Next year's NFL championship will be played at MetLife Stadium in N.J. - the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. The Feb. 3 forecast for East Rutherford? 34 degrees and snow showers.

How about some home cookin' in the Big Easy - as in 150 plates of it to feed a football team? That's what Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' mother, Emily, presented the Baltimore players for dinner this week at the team hotel to kick off Super Bowl prep New Orleans-style. "Gumbo, jambalaya, potato salad, bread pudding, macaroni, the whole nine yards. She made 150 plates," Jones said. "All they kept saying is she put her foot in it. I love it."

The face value of a premium ticket for Super Bowl XLVII is $1,200 (the same as the past three years). The cost of a premium ticket in 1967 for Super Bowl I: $12.

The NFL says 5,205 media members have been credentialed for the Super Bowl, and more than 2,000 showed up for media day interview sessions. Those sessions were also open to fans for $25, and paid attendance was 5,479 in the Superdome.

The capacity of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is 72,003. In 2011, the Superdome completed an $85 million renovation, which added 3,100 new seats, two new premium ground level club lounges and 983 new LED lights at the top of the Gate C Podium and the landing of the Grand Staircase.

Each player on the winning Super Bowl team gets a share of $88,000. Each player on the losing team takes in $44,000.

3.8 million
The average price for 30 seconds of air time during the big game this year is pegged at $3.8 million. That's an 8.6 percent jump from last year's $3.5 million price tag, and almost 27 percent higher than the $3 million charged in 2011. The price for the same spot in 1967 for the inaugural Super Bowl? $42,000.

13 million

According to Twitter, last year's Super Bowl drew more than 13 million tweets. Twitter users sent an average of 10,000 tweets per second (!) during the final three minutes of Super Bowl XLVI. There's a lot going on during the big game.

13.6 million
Investigators have confiscated more than $13.6 million worth of phony sports merchandise over the past five months and expect to seize more in New Orleans during Super Bowl week, a federal law-enforcement official said.

50 million
Americans will consume an estimated 50 million cases of beer on Super Bowl Sunday. For those counting at home, that's 1.2 billion beers.

111 million
More than 111 million people are expected to tune in to CBS to watch the game (111.3 million saw last year's Super Bowl). The game will be broadcast live in more than 180 countries and in more than 30 different languages. 

158 million
Holy guacamole! Americans are expected to consume 79 million pounds of avocados during Super Bowl parties and festivities. That works out to about 158 million avocados.

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