With $13 Billion in revenue, its no secret the NFL is a money making machine.
The Super Bowl of course is not just the pinnacle game of the NFL season, it's the pinnacle money maker for the National Football League. In fact Super Bowl 51 is expected to drive in more than $600 million for the league this year.
While the money is flying into the NFL's pockets, it is flying out of the host cities' and fans' who attend the big game. In 2014, East Rutherford, New Jersey was the host city for the Super Bowl and reportedly spent around $70 million to boost security, build infrastructure to accommodate the game and clean up city streets following the game.
Thinking of attending the game with your partner, friend, or child? Get ready to break out the credit card. Between airfare, hotel, and tickets to the game, the average cost for two people attending the Super Bowl is $12,000.
But that is small potatoes compared to what some companies/advertisers pay for a mere thirty second TV commercial. Budweiser's parent company Anheuser Busch has paid nearly Half a BILLION in TV commercials during the Super Bowl since 2000.
Want more facts, figures, and dollar amounts? Check out this awesome info-graph from fun.com.