Bowled Over: By the Numbers


The big game is in our rearview mirror, but some final figures and results are in now:

166.8  Million U.S. viewers of the big game

180+  Countries that tuned in to the Super Bowl

68,658  Fans in Lucas Oil Stadium who actually attended the Super Bowl

$88.44  Average food-and-drink fan expense at the big game

4,500  Pounds of shrimp that St. Elmo went through, including servings to stars such as Jimmy Fallon, Tom Brady and Eli Manning

32,650  Square feet of the Vince Lombardi Trophy recyclable graphic that adorned the JW Marriott

1,005  Rooms in that JW Marriott

10,000+  Photos of the JW Marriott reportedly posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr on Super Bowl Saturday, Feb. 4

12.2  Million social media comments (Facebook, Twitter) about the big game, an event recorduntil the Grammys’ 13 million

1.105  Million people who traipsed through Super Bowl Villageand we believe it! [VIDEO: Super Bowl Village was packed on Feb. 3]

265,039  People who participated in the NFL Experience

10,429  Brave people who rode the ZipLine, including Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker. An Indy park may now add its own.

30,000  People who flew out of Indianapolis International Airport on Feb. 6, the day after the game

1,000  Private jets that descended upon and parked at airports around the state

Temporary control towers installed at three Indy airports to ensure Super Bowl flight safety in the friendly but tight skies

96  Percent of the Indy market’s total hotel-room supply that was occupied during Super Bowl weekend

$294.55  Average daily hotel-room rate in the four-day run-up to Super Bowl

13  Cases of measles reported in Boone and Hamilton counties north of Indy, caused by two people who visited venues downtown, not including the NFL Experience, on Feb. 3 of Super Bowl weekend

133  Companies that donated money to support the Host Committee’s effort in 2008 to land Super Bowl XLVI

900  Volunteers who, with an assist from Tony Dungy, filled Super Baskets of Hope for 7,000 children hospitalized nationally

8,000  Total volunteers for Super Bowl XLVI

Photos by Tony Valainis