History of the Super Bowl: Super Bowls I through III

The Big Game

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 04: A view of the Vince Lombardi trophy after the Philadelphia Eagles 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Super Bowl I

  • Date: Jan. 15, 1967
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Attendance: 61,946
  • Avg ticket price: $10 ($75 in 2018)
  • Final Score: Green Bay Packers 35, Kansas City Chiefs 10
  • MVP: Quarterback Bart Starr
  • Halftime Entertainment: Marching bands from University of Arizona and Grambling State University
  • Interesting fact from Wikipedia: It remains the only Super Bowl to have been simulcast in the United States by two networks. NBC had the rights to nationally televise AFL games, while CBS held the rights to broadcast NFL games; both networks were allowed to televise the game.
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Super Bowl II

  • Date: Jan. 14, 1968
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
  • Attendance: 75,546
  • Avg ticket price: $12 ($87 in 2018)
  • Final Score: Green Bay Packers 33, Oakland Raiders 14
  • MVP: Quarterback Bart Starr
  • Halftime Entertainment: Marching band from Grambling State University
  • Interesting fact from Wikipedia: During the latter part of the second quarter, and again for three minutes of halftime, almost 80 percent of the country lost the video feed of the CBS broadcast. CBS, who had paid $2.5 million for broadcast rights, blamed the glitch on a breakdown in AT&T cable lines. 
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Super Bowl III

  • Date: Jan. 12, 1969
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
  • Attendance: 75,389
  • Avg ticket price: $12 ($83 in 2018)
  • Final Score: New York Jets 16, Baltimore Colts 7
  • MVP: Quarterback Joe Namath
  • Halftime Entertainment: “America Thanks” featuring the Florida A&M University Band
  • Interesting fact from Wikipedia: Jets quarterback Joe Namath made an appearance three days before the Super Bowl at the Miami Touchdown Club and brashly guaranteed a victory. His team backed up his words by controlling most of the game, building a 16–0 lead by the fourth quarter.
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