Official logo for Super Bowl XLV.
There’s little doubt that if Jerry Jones had his way, Super Bowl XLV would shatter the attendance record for the big game, which was set at 103,985 at the Rose Bowl in Pasedena, California, in 1980. After all, he crammed fans into his stadium like sardines for the first regular season game at the venue to the tune of a record breaking 105,121 souls.
But unfortunately for Jerry, it isn’t up to him. As the big game is a special event, coordinated by the NFL herself, the league takes charge of such matters as capacity, of how many people are permitted in the standing room areas at Cowboys Stadium--and, after final adjustments are made for the game, they don’t expect to even meet the 100-grand mark.
Some of these adjustments may include temporary seats, which would be installed in parts of the standing room areas of the stadium and could limit overall capacity; some standing room tickets may still be sold as well, but according to early reports, it wouldn’t be a significant number.
"In terms of seating inside the stadium, I'm not expecting that it'll be over 100,000," said Frank Supovitz, the NFL’s executive vice president in charge of special events, per the Dallas Morning News. "It won't beat the record."
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