Despite the presence of Taylor Swift, the attendance of Super Bowl LVIII is not at all impressive

The highly-anticipated Super Bowl LVIII has finally kicked off at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. After a week of build-up, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in the championship game. Many celebrities, including Taylor Swift, have made their way to watch the game. However, despite the hype, attendance for Super Bowl LVIII has been disappointing.

This is the first time the city of Las Vegas is hosting the biggest football game of the year. However, attendance for the game is not even close to last year’s Super Bowl. According to reports from NBC, the official attendance for Super Bowl LVIII is just 61,629. To put things in context, the official attendance for Super Bowl LVII was 67,827.

One of the main reasons for the low numbers is the extremely expensive tickets. According to some reports, the average resale price of tickets has been as high as $12,000. Moreover, since Allegiant Stadium had a capacity of 65,000, the total available tickets were sold at a very high price. Interestingly, the attendance at Super Bowl LVIII is the lowest publicized attendance for any non-pandemic Super Bowl.

Taylor Swift, Blake Lively, Hailey and Justin Bieber at Super Bowl LVIII (Credit: People)

However, this did not come in the way of the A-list celebrities, who made their way to the Allegiant Stadium today. Besides Taylor Swift who is supporting her boyfriend and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, other big names like Blake Lively, Ice Spice, Jay Z, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, etc. are in attendance for Super. Bowl game.

Super Bowl LVIII doesn’t even come close to being the most attended Super Bowl of all time

Meanwhile, Super Bowl LVIII doesn’t even come close to being the most attended Super Bowl in NFL history. As already mentioned above, the 2024 Super Bowl has the lowest attendance of any non-pandemic Super Bowl. The most attended Super Bowl to date is Super Bowl XIV in 1980. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams at the Rose Bowl Stadium with 103,985 in attendance.

Interestingly, the Rose Bowl Stadium has been home to four of the five most attended Super Bowls of all time. In 2011, Super Bowl XLV was hosted at Cowboys Stadium. The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in a historic win. While about 15,000 seats were installed for the championship game, the official attendance, 103,219, was about 1,000 people short due to logistical and legal issues.

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