If you’re old enough, do you remember Super Bowl I? Probably not, and for some good reasons. First of all, that first contest wasn’t officially titled Super Bowl; it was actually one of the reporters calling the game that said it was a super bowl. No one recognized then how popular the contest would become. Another reason is that neither CBS or NBC, both of whom broadcast the game, made and kept a full tape of the game for viewing over the years – only NFL Films made some sideline footage that was kept.

And probably hardest to believe today is that the game wasn’t sold out, even though the top ticket price was only $12, “slightly” more that the $6,008 average cost of a ticket for this year’s game. How things do change! And thanks to our friends at WalletHub, here is their infographic showing what is happening this year with an estimated one million fans descending on San Francisco’s Bay Area to celebrate Super Bowl.





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