Super Bowl Appearances vs. Real Estate Prices

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NFL teams that go to the Super Bowl often tend to come from cities with high real estate prices. Cities like San Francisco, New York, and Washington, D.C. are noted both for their highly successful football teams and their abnormally high home prices.

NFL teams like the San Francisco 49ers that have gone to the Super Bowl many times tend to come from cities with high real estate prices

Before you discount the accuracy of this statement, consider the following facts:

  • The 10 teams that have been to the Super Bowl the most come from cities with an average median home price of $339,800.
  • On the other hand, the 10 teams that have been to the least Super Bowls (if they have even managed to go to one) come from cities with an average median home price of $212,450.
  • The median home price in the U.S. is $216,700. This means that the most successful NFL teams, in terms of Super Bowl appearances, tend to come from cities with real estate prices more than 50 percent higher than those found in the rest of the country!

Do these facts suggest that there is a correlation between real estate prices and Super Bowl appearances? Do football fans need to pay high prices for their homes if they want their local NFL team to go to the Super Bowl?

The team made an infographic to explore real estate prices and Super Bowl appearances. Read the infographic and find out the answers to these questions by visiting the blog!

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Andy Fulton

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Comments (46)

Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Fun figures for people who like to play with numbers... I understand that.

Feb 03, 2013 12:58 AM
Michael Rasch
International Property Finder - Property Option - Hallandale Beach, FL
Michael Rasch 305-741-1819

We can make stat's out of anything LOL

Feb 03, 2013 12:59 AM
Gretchen Bradley
Realty Source Inc. - Roseville, CA

Very cool analogy.  Thanks for the interesting home facts.  GO 9ERS!

Feb 03, 2013 01:34 AM
Mary Lawler
Realty Executives Advantage - San Diego, CA
Your Community Connection

San Diego's only been to one Super Bowl and on average for the county, our prices are pretty high.  It's interesting to look at values from the "Freakanomics-type" of perspective though.  Have a great Super Sunday!

Feb 03, 2013 01:35 AM
Scott Perry
Jireh Business Information Solutions, Inc. - North Huntingdon, PA

I'm sure someone's already brought it up, but how does Pittsburgh (whose team has been to the Super Bowl 8 times in 35 years and won 6) fit into your paradigm?  Perhaps the exception that proves the rule?

Feb 03, 2013 03:19 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like someone is just making stuff up here, you cant indicate a correlation and then just ignore any city that does not fit into your theory.

Feb 03, 2013 04:13 AM
Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

So investors should know that Dallas prices are undervalued since the have been to the Super Bowl 8 times.

Feb 03, 2013 04:31 AM
remax noc - Yorba Linda, CA

I am sure that some prospective buyer(s) will believe in this.

Feb 03, 2013 04:41 AM
Dimitri Matsis-REALTORĀ® (818) 599-6083
Troop Real Estate Inc. Westlake Village CA - West Hills, CA

Hi Andy,

The philosophy is interesting and not quite accurate because the two franchises with the most appearances (8) are Dallas 5-3 and Pittsburgh 6-2. Also if you look into Championships and not just Superbowls Green Bay has a boatload (15). 11 NFL championships plus 4 Superbowls. Those 3 are at the very top.

We all know values are much higher in the San Francisco Bay area the Tri-State area and the Boston/New England area which I think are the reason or at least part of, for this blog.

Thanks for the post and enjoy the game!

Feb 03, 2013 06:04 AM
Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

It seems to me, that if you want to live in a city where there are Superbowl winners and not have it cost an arm and a leg...your best bet is to become a Packers fan and move to Green Bay, where the median home price is $106,000.   This works for me!    Go Pack!  Winning four of five appearances...not bad. 


Feb 03, 2013 06:25 AM
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Broker/Owner
Travis Realty - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

Yeah - Big Market teams can offer many extra "perks" (hidden salary $$$) that Small Market teams just can't. More $$ = better players = more winners. Larger city (market) usually means higher home price. Makes sense!

Feb 03, 2013 06:59 AM
Christa Ross
RE/MAX Select Realty - REALTOR and Green Homes Specialist - Pittsburgh, PA
Helping you buy and sell Pittsburgh's Best Homes

I'm not sure where your got your data but the most Superbowl appearances is by Pittsburgh, with 6 wins, (not even on your info graphic) and our median home sale price is $133,000, second most is Dallas (I'm not sure what their median is) and you also failed to include Green Bay on that chart with a median home of $106,000 that is mentioned above. Maybe the big ticket cities are bringing the overall median up but I think it is a stretch to say Superbowl teams are from high-cost cities, especially since you ignored #1! Go Steelers!

Feb 03, 2013 07:08 AM
Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC
Just saw the Century 21 Super Bowl commercial - well done! Interesting correlation between Super Bowl teams and home prices!
Feb 03, 2013 09:59 AM
Ric Mills
Keller Williams Southern Az - Tucson, AZ
Integrity, Honesty, and Vast Real Estate Knowledge

Cool analogy. Fun but just that for fun. LOL

Feb 03, 2013 10:24 PM
Marney Kirk
Cummings & Co. Realtors - Towson, MD
Towson, Maryland Real Estate

I wish they had Baltimore in there. It is a completely different market than Washington, DC! (And we are MUCH more affordable than DC!)


Feb 03, 2013 11:18 PM
Michael Ostrowski
Internet Engine - Libertyville, IL

Not sure if we did any research for this post.  Did you ignore Pittsburgh and Dallas 8+ trips to the Super Bowl and also Green Bay's massive success?!  I see your point, partially anyway, but you leave out arguably the three most successful franchises in the NFL. 

Feb 03, 2013 11:47 PM
Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

I lived in the Baltimore-Washington corridor for many years without seeing the Washington Redskins do much.  They do have high home prices there though.

Feb 04, 2013 01:36 AM
sue causey

Your theory falls apart when you check out the home prices in Green Bay! 

Feb 04, 2013 02:00 AM
Andy Fulton
Market Leader - Bellevue, WA

Does the data presented in this infographic hint at a correlation between Super Bowl appearances and real estate prices? No, probably not. As some of you pointed out, the outliers (Green Bay, Dallas, and Pittsburgh) not listed on this infographic are significant.

Are the facts presented by the infographic interesting and noteworthy? I would argue that they are!

I'm glad you enjoyed this light-hearted infographic!

Feb 04, 2013 03:52 AM
Robert L. Brown - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
So is that why the Detroit Lions have never been there.
Feb 04, 2013 06:45 AM