Capone’s Dinner & Show will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.
For the past 5 years, me (Al) and the gang at Capone’s Dinner & Show did NOT offer a Super Show as an alternative to the Super Bowl. The mobsters took a much-appreciated break. The gang is doin’ it again. We will be closed Sunday, February 2, 2020.
Instead of a Kissimmee dinner show that’ll knock your socks off, the wise guys & gals have put together some fun statistics that jus’ might knock the wind right outta yous. The figures behind how much money Americans spend for the big event will make even the Big Bosses squirm. We’re talkin’ billions on merchandise (food, team apparel and TVs), millions on bets (of course gamblin’ is one of my specialties), an average game ticket price is $9,590 and many more brow-raising expenses. Here are some other interestin’ facts ‘bout Sunday’s game.
Super Bowl LIV
- The game will be played between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers, marking the first time these two have met in a Super Bowl.
- This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. The last time Kansas City made it this far, it was Jan. 11, 1970, when the Chiefs topped the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV for their first — and only — Lombardi Trophy.
- This is the 49ers’ seventh Super Bowl appearance. San Francisco went to five Super Bowls between 1981-1994 and won all five of them, then returned to the big game in 2012, when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
Super Bowl Ticket Sales
- The average ticket price of a Super Bowl 54 ticket is over $9,590 – Unlike our Kissimmee buffet, there are no half-price tickets.
- In 1967 championship game tickets topped out at $12 each, and the “secondary market” consisted only of ticket scalpers outside the L.A. Coliseum.
Advertising, TV & Radio
- Viewership in the U.S. is estimated at 111.9 million people.
- The cost of a Super Bowl ad is about $5.6 million. A 30-second commercial for the first Super Bowl, played in 1967, cost a mere $37,500.
- Historically the three most popular product categories that advertise in The Super Bowl have been 1. Automobiles 2. Motion Pictures 3. Food & Candy (does that include beer?).
- Hashtags have replaced URL as the most popular call to action in Super Bowl advertising.
- One Super Bowl ad can drive 110 million social impressions during the game.
- 2015 still holds the record for social media with 65 million people posting about the game on Facebook and 28.4 million tweets during the live telecast. (by the way, yous can follow me too @alcaponesshow).
- 57% of Super Bowl viewers say they will use Facebook and/or Twitter during the game.
- Super Bowl is the second-largest food consumption day in America. We eat more food, only on Thanksgiving.
- 1.4 billion chicken wings will be consumed (four wings for every one American).
- 9 out of 10 fans prefer to stay put in their very own homes rather than venture out (one more reason the gang is not puttin’ on a show Sunday night); 17% will watch the game at a relative or friend’s residence; 3% will watch at a bar or restaurant, while 15% will be tuning in to the event via their smartphones.
- Next to the Fourth of July more beer is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.
- Pizza Hut predicts that they’ll sell 1.5 million pizzas on Super Bowl Sunday.
- On Sunday, approximately 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten.
Other Fun & Interesting Stats
- Super Bowls are denoted with Roman numerals and have been since Super Bowl V in 1971. The exception was four years ago when the NFL promoted it as Super Bowl 50, not Super Bowl L.
- 17% of Americans surveyed plan to purchase a TV for Super Bowl Sunday.
- Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will perform for the Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show. The selection of the two Hispanic pop icons deemed a perfect fit for Miami.
After all those wings bein’ devoured and money changin’ hands, a fun night at Capone’s will be in order. Regardless if your team wins or loses, a night with me and the gang is a great way to recover after a big game hang-over. Reserve your tickets at half off and enjoy savin’ money instead of shellin’ it out like yous jus’ did on the football contest.
Capone’s Dinner & Show is open every night (except on Super Bowl Sunday). After takin’ a night off, the guys and gals will be super-charged to put on a hilarious show. I’ll see yous soon!
– Big Al