2014 Super Bowl By the Numbers

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    Super Bowl souvenir hats, adorned with Roman numerals XLVIII, are displayed in a Macy's store window, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 in New York. The 48th National Football League championship game will be played, Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, NJ.

    MIllions of fans will tune in on Sunday to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII.  Football fans will drop billions of dollars on game day festivities and eat enough food to feed a small country. Here are how the numbers stack up for this year's championship event.

    48: The 2014 game marks the 48th time the two conference champions played each other at the Super Bowl. The NFL use numbers instead of the year to identify the game to avoid the confusion associated with having a championship game that is played on a year different from the regular season. Experts credit the use of roman numbers to Lamar Hunt, the late owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, who said it made the game "much more important" and "magisterial," according to the AP.

    $12.3 Billion: Total estimated spending by Americans on game day food, athletic wear, decorations and televisions, according to the National Retail Federation.

    1.25 billion: The estimated number of chicken wings that fans will munch on over Super Bowl weekend, according to the National Chicken Council. This is about 20 million more wings than what was consumed at last year's Super Bowl.

    104.2 million: The estimated number of pounds of avocados that football fans will eat during Sunday's game. That is up from 8 million pounds in 2000 or a 1,202.5 percent increase, according to the Hass Avocado Board.

    28.8 million: Potato chips, in pounds, that Americans will eat on game day, according to the Calorie Control Council.

    11 million: Estimated number of pizza slices Dominos Pizza plans to deliver on Super Bowl Sunday.

    $4 million: Average cost of a 30-second spot during the big game, according to to Ad Age.

    $90.76 million: The amount of money wagered in Las Vegas for Super Bowl XLVII, according to SBNation.com.

    108: Number of footballs produced for each team by Wilson solely for the Super Bowl. Fifty four is used for the game and the other 54 is used for practice.

    80,000: Estimated number of spectators expected to descend on New Jersey's MetLife Stadium to watch the Seahawks play the Broncos.

    181 million: Estimated umber of Americans expected to watch the game.

    12,000: Number of parking spots at the game.

    $218: Starting price of a parking pass for the Super Bowl on StubHub.com

    4,590: Number of Super Bowl tickets left on StubHub, five days before the game.

    30 percent: The chance of rain or snow on game day.

    5,000: Number of people from the press that will attend the Super Bowl.

    3,000: Number of private security guards on site, CNN reported. This is in addition to the more than 700 New Jersey State police officers deployed in and around the stadium.