Super Bowl Travel by the Numbers
Let’s just say a ticket to the game is not cheap.
As the country gears up for the biggest football game of the year, fans are heading to the Bay Area to take part in the action. With activities like autograph sessions and over-the-top watch parties, some travelers even make the trip without a ticket to the game in hand. So, whether you’re waiting for a flight to California or planning to watch the game from the comfort of your couch, these Super Bowl statistics will give you something to talk about with your seat buddy.
The approximate number of miles the Carolina Panthers must travel to get to Santa Clara. The journey is quite a bit further than their opponents, but at least the team knows how to travel in style!
The approximate number of seats in Levi’s Stadium including 165 luxury suites and 8,500 club seats.
Number of flight routes added to and from the Bay Area from Denver during Super Bowl Weekend. JetBlue, United, and Southwest added additional flights specifically for the game.
Number of flight routes added to and from the Bay Area from Charlotte during Super Bowl Weekend. American Airlines, JetBlue, and United decided to add routes specifically for the event.
Average cost of a game ticket on the date of publishing, though you can get in the door for a bit cheaper. You’ll find the cheapest ticket in the 400s level of the stadium for about $3,080.
Number of hotel rooms in Santa Clara. The city's hotels have been filling up for weeks and most are completely sold out. Travelers still looking to score a room will have better luck searching in San Jose or closer to San Francisco.
The average number of people who watched last year’s game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. It made Super Bowl XLIX the most-watched U.S. television broadcast in history. We’ll have to wait and see how this year’s game matches up.
The percent increase in searches for flights to San Francisco from Denver on Expedia after the Bronco’s clinched their division on January 24th.
The percent increase in searches for flights to San Francisco from Charlotte on Expedia after the Panther’s clinched their division on January 24th. Though there was a larger increase in searches from Denver, Expedia is currently seeing more bookings from the Charlotte area.
Throughout this year’s NFL season Google has been tracking the search interest in flights to the Super Bowl based on each team’s home base. The analysis excludes both the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, but it’s a good indication as to which fans may have been a little bit too presumptuous this year. Take a look!