The Super Bowl is the 4th most watched sporting event in the world, which is quite incredible when you think very few people outside of the USA care about American football, but every year you can’t help get curious about Super Bowl Sunday!

It is estimated that 1 million people will descend into the Bay area to watch this Sunday’s game.

For those that are more interested in the advertisements and half time entertainment here are 10 random facts about Super Bowl 50 this year:

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  • It will take place Sunday February 7, at 3.30 pm PST between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (72 km south east of San Francisco.)
  • It is expected there will be more than 1,000 private jets flying into the Bay area this weekend.
  • This year’s halftime entertainment is scheduled to be Cold Play, and Beyoncé. This line up is hoping to beat Katy Perry’s record of 118 million halftime viewers last year.
  • The 30 second commercial rate is a mere USD$5 million to reach an expected audience of at least 114 million. (In comparison 1967 an advertisement cost $37,500)
  • Advertisers scheduled so far are: Wix.com, Squarespace, Mountain Dew, Bud Light, Audi, Apartments.com, Kia, T-Mobile, Weather Tech and Sun Trust.
  • The Super Bowl goes for 4 hours including the 30 minute entertainment and there is an estimated 70,000 people expected to be watching in the stadium.
  • Lady Gaga is going to be singing the National Anthem.
  • The highest price ticket in 1967 for Super Bowl was $12, last year the highest price ticket was $17,800.
  • Americans will eat 162.5 million pounds of chicken wings, nearly 80 million pounds of avocado (in the from of guacamole) and consume 325 million gallons of beer on Super Bowl Sunday.
  • If the Broncos win, quarterback Peyton Manning is expected to get a $2 million dollar bonus on top of his already expected earning of $31 million this season. Not a bad finish to a Sunday!

Will you be watching Super Bowl this year?