Chiefs vs 49ers: The eco­nom­ics of the 2024 Super Bowl

Chiefs vs 49ers: The economics of the 2024 Super Bowl

This year’s Super Bowl will dri­ve mil­lions of fans to bars and restau­rants and have a major eco­nom­ic foot­print as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Fran­cis­co 49ers in the biggest game of the year.

The Chiefs are the defend­ing cham­pi­ons after nar­row­ly defeat­ing the Philadel­phia Eagles last year. The eco­nom­ic effects of the clash will rever­ber­ate through­out the host city of Las Vegas and across the entire Unit­ed States, which eager­ly awaits the game each year.

Fans all over the coun­try will cumu­la­tive­ly shell out $17.3 bil­lion on the Super Bowl this year, accord­ing to a sur­vey con­duct­ed by the Nation­al Retail Fed­er­a­tion. For per­spec­tive, that is rough­ly equiv­a­lent to the entire gross domes­tic prod­uct of Nicaragua or Jamaica. The spend­ing will come in the form of food, drinks, appar­el, and a myr­i­ad of oth­er rev­enue streams relat­ed to the game.

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