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Super Bowl XLIV: Facts and figures

The 44th gridiron classic, by the numbers

Posted: February 4, 2010 1:04 p.m.
Updated: February 4, 2010 1:05 p.m.
AT STAKE - National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

PARTICIPANTS - Indianapolis Colts (AFC) and New Orleans Saints (NFC). This the fourth appearance for the Colts and the first appearance for the Saints.

SITE - Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. This is the 10th Super Bowl played in Miami and the fifth at this stadium.


DATE - Feb. 7, 2010.

GAMETIME - 6 p.m. EST.

NETWORK COVERAGE - By CBS-TV to more than 200 stations throughout the United States.

Westwood One Radio to 600 stations within the United States. The Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries throughout the world.

The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 185 countries and broadcast in 30 different languages.

PLAYERS SHARE - Winners: $83,000 per man. Losers: $42,000 per man.

PLAYER UNIFORMS - Indianapolis will be the home team and use the South sideline. The Colts have their choice of wearing its colored or white jersey.

SUDDEN DEATH - If the game is tied at regulation time 60 minutes, it will continue in sudden death overtime. The team scoring first (by safety, field goal, or touchdown) will win.

At the end of regulation playing time, the referee will immediately toss a coin at the center of the field, in accordance with rules pertaining to the usual pre-game toss. The captain of NFC team (the visiting team) will call the toss. Following a three-minute intermission after the end of the regular game, play will continue by 15-minute periods with a two-minute intermission between each such overtime period with no halftime intermission. The teams will change goals between each period, there will be a two-minute warning at the end of each period.

OFFICIAL TIME - The scoreboard clock will be official.

OFFICIALS - There will be seven officials and two alternates appointed by the Commissioner's office.

TROPHY - The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Company and presented annually to the winner of the Super Bowl. The trophy was named after the late coach Vince Lombardi of the two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers before the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides. The trophy stands 20¾ inches tall, weighs 6.7 pounds and is valued more than $25,000. The words "Vince Lombardi" and "Super Bowl XLIIV" are engraved on the base along with the NFL shield.

ATTENDANCE - To date, 3,347,608 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at the 14th Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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