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By the Numbers: Football is Back and Ready to Rumble

20 Sep, 2017

By: Michael Popke

The 2017 NFL season has already kicked off. Although things are just getting started, we compiled a series of 30 important numbers to keep in mind as the season progresses.   

1,686: Number of players in the NFL

266: Number of regular season and playoff games that will take place between Sept. 7 and Feb. 4

2020: Year the NFL will celebrate its 100th birthday

13: Number of titles won by the Green Bay Packers, the most in NFL history

32: Rank, in population, of Green Bay, Wis., among the 32 cities with NFL teams

13.5: Economic impact, in millions of dollars, generated by each Green Bay home playoff game  

61,500: Seating capacity at Chicago’s Soldier Field, the smallest stadium in the NFL

6: Number of NFL television partners

6: Length, in seconds, of some commercials Fox Sports plans to air during football games this season

50: Amount, in millions of dollars, that Amazon reportedly paid for the rights to stream 10 Thursday night games to Amazon Prime members

10: Amount in millions of dollars, that Twitter reportedly paid for the same rights in 2016

4.2: Value, in billions of dollars, of the Dallas Cowboys, as of 2016, highest in the NFL

1.5: Value, in billions of dollars, of the Buffalo Bills, as of 2016, lowest in the NFL. (The fact that they have yet to win a Super Bowl, despite four tries, has likely contributed to this sad status)

LII: The Roman numeral for 52, which is the number of Super Bowls that will have taken place since 1967 after a champion is crowned on Feb. 4, 2018

66,200: Seating capacity at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, home of Super Bowl LII

1.129: Cost of U.S. Bank Stadium, in billions of U.S. dollars

400: Anticipated economic impact, in millions of dollars, to Minnesota from Super Bowl LII

26: Number of years since Minnesota last hosted a Super Bowl, in 1992, when the Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI

10: Number of times the Miami area has hosted the Super Bowl, the most in history; Miami also will host the big game in 2020

4: Number of cities that have hosted the Super Bowl once (Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New York)

94.9: Economic impact, in millions of dollars, to Philadelphia from hosting the 2017 NFL Draft

80: Economic impact, in millions of dollars, Philadelphia tourism officials initially anticipated

500,000: Amount, in dollars, the city spent to host the draft

250,000: Number of attendees who watched the open-air 2017 NFL Draft over the course of three days

63: Percentage of attendees who were from out of town

62: Percentage of attendees who said they plan to return to Philadelphia for vacation within the next 12 months

8 percent: TV ratings decrease for the 2016 regular season games over the previous year

5 percent: TV ratings increase for 2017 preseason games over the previous year

7: Amount, in billions of dollars, the fantasy football industry is estimated to generate in the United States and Canada

59: Number of Fantasy Football players, in millions

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