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February 05, 2024

Is Your House Ready for the Super Bowl?

Let’s face it, the Super Bowl is a big deal. Not as big of a deal as buying a house, but it is one of the most watched sporting events in this country. Approximately 115 million will watch the Super Bowl. While this isn’t as much as the FIFA World Cup’s global number of 3.4 billion, it still represents a huge portion of the country.

I thought it might be fun to explore the Super Bowl’s impact on our houses and communities.

TV Sales

Not surprisingly, there is a spike in TV’s going on sale – making pre-super bowl one of the most popular times to buy a TV – second to Black Friday. And why not have the latest and greatest TV features and picture quality for the big game. Why not more than one TV if you’re planning on hosting a party?

Is your house Ready for the big game?

According to Statista, the percentage of people throwing a Super Bowl party has been as high as 19% of respondents. This is a great opportunity to gauge how well your house can handle large gatherings. From the kitchen to the viewing spaces, inside and out, a well-designed house can accommodate everyone with ease.

Multiple watching locations are great since 27% of respondents said they plan to attend a party. I was surprised at how few said they would watch in at sports bar or restaurant – around 5%. Tony Lynch was gracious enough to host a Super Bowl party in 2007.

Let me know if you recognize anyone in the photo.

Those planning to host a party may be looking at their current great room and wondering if it is big enough. We advocate a minimum of two couches in the great room – but three full size couches are better. Additional viewing from the nearby island is always a plus – especially if that’s where the snacks are!

Party at the Club House

Of course, if your house is too small to host a party (or you just don’t want to deal with the mess), the club room at the club house is a great alternative. This is especially true for small homes in rental communities or apartments. Of course, many 55+ communities will be hosting Super Bowl parties – like they need an excuse to throw a party.

If the club is in a warmer climate, the party could be both inside and outside. But with an evening kickoff and an early February date, chances are it will be too cold in many places to party outside during the game – unless outdoor heaters have been included.

Side note: Taking pictures of the Super Bowl party could be great for marketing your amenities in the future!

So, where will you watch the super bowl this year? Does your viewership depend on the team playing? As a perpetually-wounded Jaguar fan, watching the playoffs has become increasingly more painful. Admittedly, it is less stressful to watch a football game when you’re not invested in one team or the other – I just want to see a good game!

Maybe next year will be our year…

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