The Super Bowl attendance at the game last night was just shy of the all time record for most people ever to attend a Super Bowl game. Yesterday 103,219 jammed into Cowboys Stadium to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers play in Super Bowl 45. Dallas Cowboys and Cowboy Stadium owner Jerry Jones was hoping this season he would be able to break the all-time attendance record for the big game, but they fell just a little short, missing the record by 766 attendees.
Nevertheless, that is a lot of people to watch a game! Crowds for the restrooms were surely quite uncomfortably long!
The previous record of 103,985 came at Super Bowl XIV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Rams on Jan. 20, 1980 at the Rose Bowl. The Steelers seem to always draw a great crowd when they make it to the Super Bowl.
According to ESPN - The largest crowd for any NFL game was when the Dallas Cowboys played the Houston Oilers in front of 112,376 fans in a preseason game in 1994 at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
That is a pretty amazing turnout for a preseason game. The way new stadiums are be being constructed these days, that record will probably be broken soon! Hope fully Super Bowl attendance next year will not be effected by the possible lockout/strike that is looming over the horizon.
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