105,000* expected at Super Bowl XLV

AP

Though Jerry Jones’ team won’t be playing in the first Super Bowl to be played in his new stadium, Jones will have one thing that he can celebrate as he’s watching two of the Cowboys’ top non-division rivals vie for the Lombardi Trophy.

A whopping 105,000 people are expected to attend Super Bowl XLIV, according to the Dallas Morning News (via SportsBusiness Daily).

That number includes 95,000 fans inside the stadium, 5,000 media and staff, and 5,000 who will be paying $200 each to watch the game on a screen outside the stadium.

Those extra 5,000 will push the game beyond the league’s record attendance of 103,985, in Super Bowl XIV between the Rams and the Steelers.

Since the extra 5,000 won’t actually be inside the stadium, the placement of an asterisk next to the official number is appropriate, but unlikely.

43 responses to “105,000* expected at Super Bowl XLV

  1. Since the extra 5,000 won’t actually be inside the stadium, the placement of an asterisk next to the official number is appropriate, but unlikely.

    then it’s not a record. Either way, the Steelers are involved in both! F’n aye.

    GO STEELERS!!!

  2. If they are not in the stadium, they don’t count. Period.

    The Super Bowl next year is in Indy. The stadium is right downtown. I hear they plan to push the attendance record to 500,000 by including everyone in the nearby bars, restaurants, hotels and condos who can see the stadium by looking out their windows.

  3. If you are willing to pay $200 to “watch” the game from outside the stadium, you should seriously go find a good shrink. If you are not IN the stadium watching the game you are not in attendance. That would be like counting all the folks who watch the Cubs’ games from the high-rise buildings across the street.

  4. I predict that at least 70% of those in attendance will be Steeler fans and waving terrible towels. It will almost be like a home game, like every time they are in the Super Bowl! It’s Steeler Nation baby!

    GO STEELERS!!

  5. What’s next, counting people tailgating in the parking lots who don’t attend the game in the official attendence figures? I mean, they did have to pay to park, yes?

  6. The extra 5,000 will be outside. They don’t count. It won’t surpass attendance for SBXIV. The NFL will have to put an asterisk beside the attendance number.

    If Jerry Jones told Goodell to put the Cowboys on the front of the program, would he do that, too?

  7. Most of the fans will be watching a screen on the inside of the stadium as well. Probably not as good of quality on the outside however.

  8. holeinone09 says:
    Jan 27, 2011 1:07 PM
    I predict that at least 70% of those in attendance will be Steeler fans and waving terrible towels. It will almost be like a home game, like every time they are in the Super Bowl! It’s Steeler Nation baby!

    GO STEELERS!!

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    Um no. The tickets are divided up evenly and you are out of your mind if you don’t think Packers fans didn’t buy them up. Your fan base is no more loyal than ours.

  9. two hundred bucks to watch a game on a Jumbotron, in a parking lot…….

    Some people have more money than sense.

  10. Wow some of you are actually worked up about them counting people in the parking lot. I think you need help or something worth wild in your life.

  11. Inside, outside or 1000 miles away, I can’t see a compelling reason to watch this game. It may be a good night to do my taxes.

  12. SO ….let us look at match-ups for a moment.
    Steelers will need a little extra help on O-Line and Def Backfield due to the current news of Pouncey being unlikely to play – along with Packers reliance on Pass Heavy Offense.

    Bears let Rodgers move the ball with precise passing game and strong WR’s (1st half) …Steelers must counter that with putting an extra DB or two on active roster for SB.

    MUST drop A. Battle (WR) and/or Randle El (WR), and put Pouncey on IR or inactive list if he can’t go.

    Come Super Bowl Sunday, Steelers should have a combination of three players added to roster such as;

    26 W. Allen (S) = DB who is solid & special team player [injured last game]

    28 C. Butler (CB) = decent Def. Back use in nickel and dime coverage

    61 C. Scott (OT) = help spell line if Pouncey out

    66 T. Hills (OT) = has played during season helping the O-Line shuffle

    Ok – Steeler fans, what do you say. At times our team will need to play a 2 – 4 – 5 alignment so they can jam the Packer Receivers AND flood the passing lanes. This will have to alternate with a 3 – 3 – 5 alignment & 3 – 4 – 4 alignment so Packers keep guessing. Of course Steelers can blitz or CB blitz or LB blitz out of any of these combinations.

    EXECUTE – EXECUTE – EXECUTE ….and on Offense Run – Run – Run, that will help keep Rodgers off field and not give him ability to get into a passing rythm !!!

    GO Steelers

  13. amount of posters, jerseys, mugs and autographs jackhallo has of Big Ben: 105,000.

    (*per room)

    GO STEELERS!!!

  14. I am glad i can afford to watch it on TV.
    Can you imagine the price to park ….I heard tickets are going for $4,000 to $22,000 a seat..
    W O W !

  15. buckybadger says:
    Wow some of you are actually worked up about them counting people in the parking lot. I think you need help or something worth wild in your life.
    ——————————————————–
    And yet YOU’RE worked up enough about those people to take the time to post. Maybe YOU need something “worth WHILE” in your life, as well.

  16. If the matchup was the Eagles versus the Texans they should orce Jerry Jones to flip the coin for the opening kickoff with a big fake smile on his face!

  17. I will say this: if you think that you’re getting inside that stadium and sitting down for anything close to $200, you’re delusional.

    The NFL record for the stadium is 105,121 and those were all in the stadium. That includes the pavilion, which is standing room only and I guess the price for that won’t be close to the regular season price of $29. 🙂

  18. So if you are counting people outside the stadium, wouldn’t be more like 200 million in attendance. Haven’t even added in the international market yet.

  19. The real question is: Will there be enough food and beer for the Pack fans? I hope the organizers know who they are dealing with.

  20. After talking to people in the Dallas area, may be a record on what things cost as parking, concessions and related Souper Bowl items to break more records.

  21. 5,000 people spend $200 to stand outside the stadium & watch the Super Bowl on a Jumbotron? Tell me again about the NFL Owners claiming finacial hardship?

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