Don’t expect the crowds to roar in the stands at the Super Bowl, the New York Times reports.
With the game being held in a neutral city and so few tickets going to hometowns, it can be strangely quiet in the stadium.
Al Michaels, the sportscaster of eight Super Bowls, tells the Times that the loudest Super Bowl was 43 in 2009, when “Pittsburgh fans far outnumbered those of the Arizona Cardinals” in Tampa.
It didn’t hurt that the Steelers had that last-minute touchdown pass.
“Even then, you probably had half the fans there as neutral observers,” Michaels says.