Facts and figures

January 28, 2001

At stake: NFL championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Participants: Ravens (AFC champions) and New York Giants (NFC champions). This is the first Super Bowl appearance for the Ravens and the third for the Giants.

Site: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. This is the third Super Bowl in Tampa and the first at this stadium.

Seating capacity: 72,000.

Kickoff: 6:18 p.m. EST.

TV: The game will be televised by CBS to more than 200 stations throughout the United States plus Bermuda and Guam. Armed Forces Television also will provide broadcast throughout the world. The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to more than 200 countries. Locally, it can be seen on channels 13 and 9.

TV announcers: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color analyst).

Radio: CBS Radio will broadcast to 290 stations within the United States. Locally, the game can be heard on the Ravens radio network on WJFK (1300 AM) and WLIF (101.9 FM), or on Washington's WTEM (980 AM).

National anthem: Backstreet Boys and Ray Charles will perform "America the Beautiful."

Coin toss: Features MVPs and coaches from the two previous Super Bowls played in Tampa: Marcus Allen, Tom Flores, Ottis Anderson and Bill Parcells.

Halftime show: Aerosmith and N'Sync, joined by Britney Spears, Nelly and Mary J. Blige.

Players' shares: Winners: $58,000 per man. Losers: $34,500 per man.

Uniforms: Giants will be the home team and wear their blue jerseys. The Ravens are the visiting team and will wear their white jerseys.

Sudden death: If the game is tied after 60 minutes of regulation time, it will continue in 15-minute, sudden-death overtime periods. The team scoring first (by safety, field goal or touchdown) will win.

Officials: There will be seven officials and two alternates appointed by the commissioner's office.

Trophy: The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Company and presented annually to the Super Bowl winner. The trophy was named after the late coach Vince Lombardi of the two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers prior to the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides. The trophy stands 20 3/4 inches tall and weighs 6.7 pounds. The words "Vince Lombardi" and "Super Bowl XXXV" are engraved on the base along with the NFL emblem.

Future sites:

XXXVI: Jan. 27, 2002, Superdome, New Orleans.

XXXVII: Jan. 26, 2003, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego.

XXXVIII: Feb. 1, 2004, Reliant Stadium, Houston.

XXXIX: Feb. 6, 2005, ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

XL: Feb. 5, 2006, Ford Field, Detroit.

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