Super Bowl biggest attendances: highest crowds recorded for NFL game - will 2024 break it?

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping to win back-to-back Super Bowl’s as they face off against San Francisco 49ers
A look back at the biggest attendances in Super Bowl history. (Graphic by Kim Mogg)A look back at the biggest attendances in Super Bowl history. (Graphic by Kim Mogg)
A look back at the biggest attendances in Super Bowl history. (Graphic by Kim Mogg)

The Super Bowl is viewed as one of the biggest sporting spectacles on the planet and each year it captures the excitement of millions of fans throughout the world.

The Super Bowl is the annual final game of the National Football League season which is used to determine the league champion.  It is a stage where legends of the sport are made and the likes of Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Cooper Kupp have all produced memorable performances as the MVP.

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This year’s final is the 58th Super Bowl in history and Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers fans are desperate to get their hands on tickets for the big occasion.

The Super Bowl final is typically played in front of a sell out crowd and tickets are always in high demand for the game.

But what is the biggest superbowl attendance in history and how many fans can we expect to see in the 2024 final?

Here is everything you need to know.

What is the estimated attendance for the 2024 Super Bowl?

Super Bowl LVII is scheduled to take place on Sunday 11 February at the Allegiant Stadium in Nevada.

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This is the first Super Bowl that will be held in Nevada. It will mark the third straight year that the Super Bowl has been played in the Western United States.

The Allegiant Stadium holds around 65,000 fans for typical NFL games but can be boosted to around 72,000 for the Super Bowl.

What is the biggest attendance in Super Bowl history?

The Super Bowl LVIII is set to be played in front of a sell out crowd of over 70,000 fans but it is a long way from the biggest ever crowd.

The biggest ever attendance came at Super Bowl XIV between the Los Angeles Ram and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980. The Rams had arguably the biggest home advantage in history with an incredible 103,985 fans attending the game. But the Rams failed to win in front of the locals and they lost the game 31-19.

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Here are the top five biggest attendances in Super Bowl history:

  1. Super Bowl 1980 - Rose Bowl: 103,985

  2. Super Bowl 1983 - Rose Bowl: 103,667

  3. Super Bowl 1977 - Rose Bowl: 103,438

  4. Super Bowl 2011 - Cowboys Stadium: 103,219

  5. Super Bowl 1986 - Rose Bowl: 101,063

  6. Super Bowl 1993 - Rose Bowl: 98,374

  7. Super Bowl 1973 - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 90,182

  8. Super Bowl 1985 - Stanford Stadium: 84,059

  9. Super Bowl 1982 - Pontiac Silverdome: 81,270

  10. Super Bowl 1972 - Tulane Stadium: 81,023

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