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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.
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.
Here's what else is on the menu:
• 8,000 pounds of hot dogs will be consumed.
Is your mouth watering yet? On to dessert. (Editor's note: If you're watching your waistline, you may want to skip this section.)
• Over 100,000 pieces of dessert will be baked.
And after all that food, people will need something to wash it down with.
• Fans will consume 15,625 gallons of soda. If that were gasoline, it'd be enough to drive your car for three years straight.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to fight through the snow to get to Texas just for this food.
To properly eat all these delicious treats, fans will use approximately 1 million cups and napkins during the big game. And to serve the fans, about 3,000 people will be working the concessions.
Hopefully the fans at Cowboys Stadium fans have a chance to catch the game in between meals.
And you at home are doing your part, as well. Super Bowl Sunday is the No. 1 day for snack-food consumption in the United States, with Americans spending more than $50 million stocking up on snacks for Super Sunday.
Oh, and one more statistic:
• 7 million -- The estimated number of employees who will not show up to work on Monday.