The 10 most-attended Super Bowls of all time


Thousands of football fans are expected in Minneapolis this weekend for Super Bowl LII, but not all of them will get to see the game in person.

In order to host the Super Bowl, a stadium must be able to hold at least 70,000 people. U.S. Bank Stadium's capacity is officially listed at 66,665, but is expandable to up to 73,000 spectators.

While 73,000 is no small number, Super Bowl LII won't even come close to cracking the list of the 10 most-attended NFL championships in history:

The smallest Super Bowl audience came at Super Bowl I, which was played before 61,946 people at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

If the stadium is filled to capacity on Sunday, Super Bowl LII would have about 5,000 fewer onlookers than the last time the Eagles and Patriots faced off in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida.

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