SUPER BOWL FACTS
AT STAKE -- National Football League championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
PARTICIPANTS -- The 49ers (NFC) and Baltimore Ravens (AFC). This is the sixth appearance for the 49ers (5-0) and second for the Ravens (1-0).
SITE -- Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans. This will be the 10th Super Bowl played in New Orleans and the seventh at the Superdome. The first three New Orleans Super Bowls were played at Tulane Stadium, which was demolished in 1980.
SEATING CAPACITY -- 76,468
KICKOFF -- 3:30 p.m. PST
NETWORK COVERAGE -- By CBS to more than 200 stations throughout the United States. Dial Global Radio to 600 stations within the United States. Armed Forces Television will also provide broadcast to 175 countries. The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 185 countries and broadcast in 30 languages.
PLAYERS' SHARES -- Winners: $88,000 per man. Losers: $44,000 per man.
UNIFORMS -- The 49ers will be the home team and have their choice of wearing their red or white jerseys.
OVERTIME -- At the end of regulation, the referee will immediately toss a coin at the center of the field, according to rules pertaining to the usual pregame toss. The captain of the Ravens (the visiting team) will call the toss. After a three-minute intermission after the end of regulation, play will resume with 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.
Both teams must have the opportunity to possess the ball once during the extra period, unless the team that receives the opening kickoff scores a touchdown on its initial possession, in which case it is the winner. If the team that possesses the ball first scores a field goal on its initial possession, the other team shall have the opportunity to possess the ball. If (that team) scores a touchdown on its possession, it is the winner. If the score is tied after both teams have a possession, the team next scoring by any method shall be the winner.
OFFICIAL TIME -- The scoreboard clock will be official.
OFFICIALS -- There will be seven officials and five 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 and presented annually to the winner of the Super Bowl. The trophy was named after the late coach of the two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers before the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation-size 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 at more than $25,000. The words "Vince Lombardi" and "Super Bowl XLVII" are engraved on the base along with the NFL shield.
ATTENDANCE -- To date, 3,581,385 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at the 1980 Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
-- Associated Press