Super Bowl 56 Kicks Off

Kolby Corbett, staff writer

This weekend, the most annually viewed televised event will take place: the Super Bowl. The Bengals and Rams will be facing off for the final game of the NFL football season, and according to previous years, 180 million people will be watching the game go down. 


With the millions of people watching, they will find a way to wager money on every aspect of the game. People will be betting on the winning team, who is closer to guessing the final score, who is predicted to win Super Bowl MVP, and even which team wins the coin toss at the start of the game.


People this weekend will also gather to watch the game with their friends, With almost 20% of viewers planning to host a watch party. $14 Billion is expected to be spent nationwide on efforts for hosting. Due to COVID, however, over half of watchers plan to stay home this year. 


In-Stadium tickets start as low as $1,000 and can skyrocket to a total of $55,000, depending on the seat’s location. But none of these prices compare to a ticket on the resale app Vivid Seats that went for a staggering $650,000. Fees for buying tickets can also reach $10,000. Parking by the stadium could cost as much as $4,500.


Commercials will be playing a big role as well this year; 30 seconds of air time will cost a staggering $6 million. With around 45 minutes of showing ads, this amounts to another half a billion dollars put towards advertising.


The Halftime Show will be performed by artists Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem.