SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) — If you look at ticket sales, the Atlanta Falcons will have more fans in the stands than the Patriots on Sunday.
So which states are the fans coming from?
California is number five on the list for top states buying Super Bowl tickets. Attendees from our state will include former Chargers coach and Hall of Fame player James Lofton.
The state with the most attendees is Texas; followed by Georgia, Massachusetts and Florida.
It's interesting to break down the big game by the numbers. Even though an average ticket is about $4,400 dollars, you also have to factor in travel costs.
Right now the average flight leaving San Diego International Airport heading to Houston is about $1,000 dollars.
Travelers also have to spend money on food - just to give you an idea, this Sunday analysts say people will eat 1.3 billion chicken wings and order 4.4 million pizzas.
Hotel prices sky rocket too, but Lofton says for a football fan the experience is priceless, he remembers attending his very first one.
A 30-year-old man in the North Park community of San Diego suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist who abandoned his vehicle, police said.
Cooler than normal temperatures continued through the weekend. Warmer and sunnier conditions are expected Monday and Tuesday away from the coast.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.