Sports Science News Alert #013
Bringing you the latest news in sport, science, fitness and nutrition
Sport Fans Edition
Welcome to the sport science alert newsletter brought to you by Topend Sports, the ultimate online sport and science resource. This week the topic is Sports Fans, which I assume all of you are. Without fans, it is hard to imagine any professional sport would exist. Without fans there would be no sponsors, therefore no prize money, possibly less incentive, and definitely less promotion and viewing. Although you would hope that athletes would still play sport purely for the love of it! That doesn't sound too bad actually, I'd still watch!
In the News
Super Bowl Audience: The largest crowd to ever watch a Super Bowl live was at Super Bowl XIV in 1980, where 103,985 attended the game held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Live attendance at games are limited by the stadium size, though I would like to think that with current ticket prices (game tickets with a face value of $800 to $1900 sold for over $10,000) it would be financially limiting. Last week's game did however set a record for TV viewing. The Super Bowl game drew an average audience of 114.4 million viewers, making it the most watched broadcast in U.S. TV history. Add to that the huge worldwide audience and online followers, that's a lot of fans.
On Topend Sports
The World's Most Popular Sport is Football (Soccer)