The Super Bowl at The Super Dome
Last year Super Bowl XLVI was played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and Eli Manning and the New York Giants would beat the New England Patriots 21-17 as 3 point underdogs.
This year Super Bowl XLVII is being played at the Super Dome in New Orleans, where the favored San Francisco 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens. The total is in the 48.5 point range.
Hosting the Super Bowl is big business for the host city as it pulls in anywhere from $200-$500 million to the local economy.
To say the NFL "likes" New Orleans would be an understatement I'd have to say, as the city has hosted the Super Bowl nine times previously.
Some interesting facts about the stadium:
Name: Louisiana Mercedes Benz Superdome (Domed/indoor)
Average February temp: 65 H - 46 L. Average February precipitation: 5.47"
It has a 70,000+ seating capacity. Known for housing residents of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
On October 3rd 1975: Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and June Carter performed among others.
In 1978: Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks in his last professional victory in front of over 65,000.
In 1987: Pope John Paul II spoke to 80,000 children.
After Katrina: $185 million was spent to repair and refurbish it after the hurricane.
Some other interesting facts about the game:
First ever brother vs. brother head coaching matchup in Super Bowl history.
CBS will be charging a record-high $4,000,000 for each thirty-second advertisement slot.
The featured performer is Beyonce.
Upcoming Super Bowls: In 2014 the Super Bowl will be at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; in 2015 the Super Bowl will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
- Power Sports
- May 29, 2015 - 10:10 PM
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1* Pittsburgh (10:10 ET): It's tough to go against the Padres here, after they took a bad loss at home last night, and especially w/ James Shields pitching. But the fact is this team simply isn't very good right now while the Pirates are red hot, winners of seven in a row and outscoring opponents by a 46-14 margin. They are the play here.
Shields may be unbeaten in his 10 starts (6-0) w/ the team having won the last five times he's taken the mound, but he's hardly been dominant here in 2015. In fact, his ERA of 3.75 and WHIP of 1.203 are downright pedestrian numbers. A major concern for him has been giving up the long ball as he leads the team w/ 15 HR allowed in 62 1/3 IP. Pirates' starter Francisco Liriano, despite an unfortunate 2-7 TSR, has very similar numbers to Shields, which shows just how cruel this game can often be. Liriano is off a spectacular outing where he struck out 12 and allowed just 1 ER in a 9-1 win over the Mets. He has a 1.91 ERA in four road starts.
The Pirates homered three times yday en route to the rout (Note: I won w/ the Over). None of those were from Andrew McCutchen, but that's okay; he had three hits anyway & continues to be red-hot at the plate w/ a .314 batting average in May. The Pirates are simply a much better team than the Padres right now & we can get them at a great price here because of Shields' influence on the line. 1* Pittsburgh