List of Super Bowl Facts
Each and every year, the National Football League (NFL) hosts the “Super Bowl” to determine its league winner. The game has taken place every year since 1967, and over the years, there have been some memorable moments and games. Below is a list of interesting facts about the history and setup of this historic game.
When Was the First Super Bowl Played?
The first Super Bowl took place in 1967, following the 1966-1997 season. It pitted the champion of the American Football League (AFL) against the champion of the NFL, as the two leagues had not yet merged into one. On January 15, 1967, the NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
When Does the Super Bowl Take Place Each Year?
Currently, the Super Bowl takes place in early February each year, as it has since 2004. Prior to that, it took place in mid-to-late January from 1979-2003 and early January from 1967-1978.
Where Does the Super Bowl Take Place Each Year?
Each year, the Super Bowl takes place in a different stadium and a different city. The site is chosen by the NFL through a selection process, typically 3-5 years before the game takes place, so the host city has ample time to prepare. The city of Miami, Florida, has hosted the most Super Bowls, having hosted 11 of the games.
Which Television Network Broadcasts the Super Bowl?
Currently, the broadcast rights for the Super Bowl are rotated between three networks each year: FOX, NBC, and CBS. The only other network to broadcast the game ever is ABC, but they have been out of the rotation since 2006. They will broadcast a Super Bowl again in 2027.
How Does a Team Qualify for the Super Bowl?
The two teams that qualify for the Super Bowl are the champions of the league’s two conferences; the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). Each of the two conferences holds its respective playoffs, and then the AFC and NFC champions face off in the Super Bowl.
Which Team Has Won the Most Super Bowls?
Two teams have won the Super Bowl six times, more than any other franchise. Those two teams are the New England Patriots (2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2016, and 2018) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005, and 2008).
Which Team Has Appeared in the Most Super Bowls?
In addition to their six Super Bowl titles, the New England Patriots have appeared in the most Super Bowls, making it to the big game 11 times. Along with the six wins mentioned above, the Patriots have had five Super Bowl losses throughout their history (1995, 1996, 2007, 2011, and 2017).
Which Team Has Lost the Most Super Bowls?
The Patriots’ five Super Bowl losses are tied for the most in history. The other team with five losses in the Super Bowl is the Denver Broncos, who lost in 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, and 2013.
Who Won the Most Recent Super Bowl?
The defending Super Bowl Champions are the Los Angeles Rams, who defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022. This was the Ram’s second Super Bowl victory, as they also took home the title in 1999.
When and Where Is the Next Super Bowl?
The next Super Bowl will take place on February 12, 2023. The game will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. This will be the fourth time that Glendale has hosted a Super Bowl.