Super Bowl by numbers: cheese, shrimp, sushi

Sun, Feb 6

As the kickoff for Super Bowl XLV nears, the Steelers and Packers will begin winding down their pregame preparations, but for those working inside Cowboys Stadium, things are just gearing up.

It will take seven officials, who collectively have 77 years of NFL officiating experience and 53 combined playoff assignments, along with roughly 60 footballs, to ensure the game runs smoothly on Sunday.

On game day:

• 442 Jani-King commercial cleaning crew members will clean the stadium and prepare it for the game.
• After the Lombardi trophy is handed out, 350 new cleaning crew members will arrive at midnight and work until 7:30 a.m. to get the stadium back in shape for stadium tours the next morning.
• The crew will have to clean up after a crowd of approximately 100,000, according to the NFL, plus another 15,000 party-pass patrons.

And with a crowd that size, what will all those fans eat?

There will be tons of nachos consumed during the game -- as in, an estimated 12 tons, which will include about 144,000 ounces of cheese, or 1 ounce of cheese for every Green Bay resident.

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