SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
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The NFL season ends Sunday, with Super Bowl LVI scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Cincinnati Bengals, making their first Super Bowl appearance in 33 years, are seeking their first championship. The Los Angeles Rams are back in the big game for the second time in four years and are taking aim at the franchise’s second Super Bowl title.
The Rams have the advantage of playing the game at SoFi Stadium, becoming the second team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl at home, after last year’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the Bengals have numbers of their own on their side—for starters, a $4.53 million wager that they’ll win, which is believed to be the largest bet ever made through an American mobile sportsbook.
Of course, that is just the start of the money riding on this game. Here are 11 dollar figures to know.
$0: The combined paycheck, roughly speaking, for Super Bowl halftime performers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. Halftime acts receive nothing but union scale and coverage of production costs, forgoing their usual performance fees in exchange for the publicity that comes with playing to some 100 million TV viewers.
$160: The profit a bettor could make with a $100 bet on the underdog Bengals to win. (A Rams fan could earn $100 with a bet of $185.) But while Ohio has legalized sports betting, wagering is not yet live in the state, and it remains illegal in California. No matter: The American Gaming Association believes the game’s betting handle could set a record, with perhaps $7.6 billion on the line.
Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and linebacker Von Miller after Miller strip-sacked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady in a divisional-round playoff game.
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$3,408: The cheapest ticket available on mobile ticket marketplace Gametime (before taxes and fees) as of Wednesday afternoon. That is a steep price to pay, but it still represents a nearly $800 drop from two days earlier. The listed get-in price was similar at secondary marketplaces Vivid Seats ($3,518), SeatGeek ($3,710), StubHub ($3,925), TicketMaster ($4,000) and TickPick ($4,452). According to TicketIQ, a ticket search engine, the average ticket price as of Wednesday was $7,762.
$150,000: The bonus available to players on the Super Bowl’s winning team this season; players on the losing team will receive $75,000 each. NFL salaries are for the regular season only, but players are eligible to earn modest incentives for each …….