This Sunday the eyes of North America, American expats and a growing global audience will be watching Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, along with a hit parade of ads and entertainers. In fact, today’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers is expected to surpass last year’s Super Bowl (which drew 106.5 million viewers and usurped the 1983 finale of “M*A*S*H” ) to become the most-watched television program in U.S. history.
I’ve spent most of my career around basketball courts and often wondered how a pro basketball court sizes up against a pro football field.
An NFL field is 360 feet long and 160 feet wide, totaling 57,600 square feet.
An NBA court measures 4,700 square feet.
So, An NBA court would fit 12.25 times into an NFL field.