The Super Bowl: ‘Then + Now’
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up on February 4th as San Francisco looks for their sixth win in the big game as they take on the Baltimore Ravens. As the game approaches, I thought it would be interesting to look back at the first Super Bowl and compare it to last year’s game in Indianapolis.
The first Super Bowl was played on January 15,1967. It was also known as the NFL-AFL Championship game, as Green Bay defeated Kansas City. The AFL and NFL didn’t merge until 1970. The game was played at the Los Angeles Olympic Coliseum.
I thought it would be interesting to compare some facts from 1967 and 2012.
- In 1967, the attendance was 61,946. In 2012, it was 68,658.
- In 1967, a 30 second television ad for the game cost $37,500. In 2012, it costs $3.5 million dollars.
- In 1967, the average car cost $2,750. In 2012 it’s $30,748.
- In 1967, the average movie ticket cost $1.20. In 2012 it’s $8.12.
- In 1967, the average home cost $25,000. In 2012 it’s $146,000.