Future Dates & Cities
Super Bowl XLVIII
Date: Feb. 2nd, 2014
New Meadowlands Stadium
Super Bowl XLIX
Date: Feb. 1st, 2015
University of Phoenix Stadium
Super Bowl L (50th Editon)
Rumored Locations are San Francisco, Houston & Miami
The 2016 & 2017 Super Bowl locations will be decided at the May 21st Owners Meeting
2014 SUPER BOWL XLVIII PREVIEW:
The 2014 Super Bowl is being held on Sunday, February 2nd at the New Meadowland Stadium in Rutherford, NY. New Meadowlands Stadium is the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets and usually has a capacity of around 82,566 fans. The stadium as of now is the most expensive stadium in the world.
This will be the first Super Bowl held in New York and also the first Super Bowl in a non-domed cold weather stadium. The commissioner waived the average 50 degree temperature in February for a non-domed stadium in order for the game to be played in New York.
Golden Sports Tours has been located in the Dallas area since 1988. As part of our 2014 Super Bowl Travel Packages, we can put you in an area to fit your individual needs and budget.
2013 SUPER BOWL XLIV RECAP:
The Baltimore Ravens won the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Baltimore Ravens held off a late rally by the San Francisco 49ers and earned their 2nd Super Bowl championship by defeating the 49ers by a score of 34-31 in what will be remembered as one of the greatest Super Bowls ever. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII.
SUPER BOWL FACTS AS OF THE 2013 SEASON:
Most Super Bowl appearances: 8: Dallas Cowboys
Most Super Bowl titles: 6 - Pittsburgh Steelers
Most Points in a Super Bowl: 55 - San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIV)
Fewest Points in a Super Bowl: 3 - Miami Dolphins (Super Bowl VI)
Won most Super Bowl MVPs: Joe Montana won 3 MVPs w/ San Francisco 49ers
Played in most Super Bowls: Mike Lodish (6) w/ Denver Broncos & Buffalo Bills
Won most Super Bowls (player): Charles Haley (5) w/ 49ers & Cowboys
Won most Super Bowls (coach): Chuck Noll (4) w/ Pittsburgh Steelers
Most Career Points Super Bowl: Jerry Rice (48 points) w/ San Francisco 49ers
SUPER BOWL HISTORY:
The Super Bowl is the championship game of the NFL, that is played between the winner from the AFC and NFC. The first Super Bowl was played on January 15th, 1967 as the game to determine the Champion between the AFL and NFL. The Green Bay Packers won, and Bart Starr was named MVP of Super Bowl I.
A condition of the AFL-NFL Merger was that the winners of each leagues championship game would meet to determine the world champion of American football. But after the NFL's Green Bay Packers convincingly won the first two Super Bowls, some team owners feared that AFL teams could compete with their NFL counterparts. That all changed with perhaps the biggest upset in Super Bowl history, the AFL's New York Jets, led by Joe Namath, defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III in Miami. The next year, the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs defeated the NFL's Minnesota Vikings 23-7 and won Super Bowl IV in New Orleans. Since the leagues merged into one in 1970, the Super Bowl has featured the champions of the AFC and NFC.
The team who wins the Super Bowl receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy, named for the coach of the Green Bay Packers, who won the first two Super Bowl games. Following his death in September 1970, the trophy was named the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
It is estimated that some 130-140 million people tune in to watch, at least, some part of the Super Bowl.