The Super Bowl at The Super Dome

David Chan | Jan 21, 2013 | ARCHIVE

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.