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SBXL News- Facts, Figures, and Entertainment
Site: Ford Field - Detroit, Mich.
Date: Feb. 5, 2006
Game time: 6 p.m. EST
Other Super Bowl host cities: New Orleans (9: Tulane Stadium 3, Louisiana Superdome 6); Miami (8 times: Orange Bowl 5, Pro Player Stadium [formerly Joe Robbie Stadium] 3); Los Angeles (7: Los Angeles Coliseum 2, Rose Bowl 5); Tampa Bay (3); San Diego (3); Atlanta (2); Houston (2); Arizona (1); Detroit (1: Pontiac Silverdome); Minneapolis (1); Stanford (1); Jacksonville (1).
Ford Field seating capacity for SB XL: 65,000+
NFL Headquarters: Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Media Center: GM World Headquarters
AFC Team Hotel: Detroit Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint
AFC Practice Site: Pontiac Silverdome (tentative)
NFC Team Hotel: Hyatt Regency Dearborn
NFC Practice Site: Detroit Lions Practice Facility at Allen Park
(Note: Practices closed to public)
Home team: AFC Champion will wear its choice of jerseys.
Pregame Entertainment: TBD
National Anthem: TBD
Halftime Entertainment: Rolling Stones
Cost of the Vince Lombardi Trophy: $25,000
Who makes Super Bowl Trophy: Tiffany & Co. of New York.
Cost of Super Bowl rings: League pays for up to 150 rings at $5,000 per ring
(plus adjustments for increases in gold and diamonds). League also pays for 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing team, which may not cost more than one-half the price set for the Super Bowl ring.
Host city economic impact: Super Bowl XXXVII generated a total economic impact on San Diego County of $367 million, according to a study by Marketing Information Masters, Inc. The $367 million economic impact on San Diego County compares to the $295 million impact on the region the last time it hosted a Super Bowl (XXXII) in 1998.
TV/Radio coverage: ABC will be televising its 7th Super Bowl. CBS Radio-Westwood One will be broadcasting its 19th consecutive Super Bowl, 32nd overall
Super Bowl XXXIX TV audience: Last year's game was watched by 133.7 million viewers. The 10 most-watched programs in TV history are all Super Bowls.
SB XL ticket distribution
AFC Champion - 17.5 percent
NFC Champion - 17.5 percent
Host Team (Lions) - 5.0 percent
Other 29 Teams - 34.8 percent
NFL - 25.2 percent
Future Super Bowl Sites
2007 (SB XLI) - Miami
2008 (SB XLII)- Arizona
2009 (SB XLIII)- Tampa
2010 (SB XLIV)- Miami
The Super Bowl just got even bigger. Taking a quick break from their "A Bigger Bang" World Tour, the legendary Rolling Stones will perform in the Sprint Super Bowl XL Halftime Show on ABC at Ford Field in Detroit on Sunday, Feb. 5.
"We are thrilled to perform for millions of fans at one of the most exciting and highly anticipated sporting events of the year," said the Rolling Stones.
"We are excited to welcome one of the greatest rock n' roll bands in history to the Super Bowl," said Steve Bornstein, the NFL's executive vice president of media and president and CEO of NFL Network. "As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Super Bowl this season, it is fitting we work with The Rolling Stones whose music has thrilled audiences around the world for years."
"Sprint's sponsorship of the Super Bowl XL Halftime show highlights our commitment to fans of the NFL and the Rolling Stones," said Steve Gaffney, Sprint's director of sports marketing. "We're looking forward to providing fans the opportunity to participate in the halftime show like never before."
Emmy Award-winning Don Mischer Productions returns as the halftime show producer, following a successful halftime show last year in Jacksonville featuring Paul McCartney. This year's Super Bowl marks the third time Don Mischer, who serves as the show's executive producer and director, has worked with the NFL. Mischer also produced Super Bowl XXVII halftime show with Radio City Music Hall Productions in 1993 featuring Michael Jackson. Among the company's vast and celebrated productions are the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, eight Emmy Award shows, the Kennedy Center Honors and the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
But before the big game even kicks off, a concert with significant inspiration will take place. Patti LaBelle will highlight the seventh-annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration along with several surprise guests and NFL stars. The concert will help kick off Super Bowl Weekend at the Masonic Temple on Friday, Feb. 3, at 7:45 p.m. ET.
Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville to sing national anthem at Super Bowl
NFL.com wire reports
(Jan. 18, 2006) -- Aretha Franklin will join New Orleans singer Aaron Neville in performing the national anthem at next month's Super Bowl.
The Grammy Award-winning singers will be accompanied by another veteran New Orleans musician, pianist Dr. John.
"The combination of all three should present a very memorable performance," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Detroit Free Press.
Franklin, Neville and a 150-person backing choir will sing to a taped vocal track to be recorded in Detroit several days before the Feb. 5 game at Detroit's Ford Field, the Free Press reported on its website.
In addition, singers John Legend and Joss Stone will join Motown legend Stevie Wonder in performing Wonder's hits as part of the Super Bowl pregame show, which will be broadcast live on ABC.
The NFL selected Neville, whose home was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, in part to honor the singer's hometown of New Orleans. Neville also performed the national anthem at the 1990 Super Bowl in New Orleans.
Past Super Bowl anthem singers include Diana Ross, Barry Manilow, Whitney Houston, Garth Brooks, Jewel and Beyonce Knowles.