Every year in February, over 100 million people gather around their television screens for the Super Bowl. Chicken wings are eaten in record quantities as friends and families gather for the NFL’s biggest day of the year. The question on everyone’s mind is one thing: who will win? Which team will stand victorious and hoist the Lombardi Trophy when the clock runs out? Everything leading up to that moment is crucial. Here’s a closer look at America’s most-watched sports game of the year.
No Team Has Ever Hosted The Super Bowl
While there is a home team and an away team at every Super Bowl, no team has ever hosted the game at their home stadium. The closest teams have ever come was Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium and Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins at the Silicon Valley stadium, but it technically wasn’t at home, since they played their home games at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Super Bowl XIV was held in Southern California at the Rose Bowl when the Los Angeles Rams lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.