Zillow Home Value Index Super Bowl

It’s that time of year again — Super Bowl XLIII is upon us and we have some numbers to break it down for you. And no, we don’t have any grand predictions regarding who is going to win, we just want to shed a bit of light on how the two teams — and their ...

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It’s that time of year again — Super Bowl XLIII is upon us and we have some numbers to break it down for you. And no, we don’t have any grand predictions regarding who is going to win, we just want to shed a bit of light on how the two teams — and their respective cities — stack up against each other. Of course, since we are real estate fanatics here at Zillow, we’ll throw a real estate twist into the mix.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will be battling it out on the field come Sunday afternoon in Tampa, FL. If you happen to be in Tampa for the weekend and enjoy real estate hunting, you might want to take a look at Tampa homes for sale.

The Cardinals are paying $10 million less for the roster they’ve put together, and are valued as a franchise at $86 million less than the Steelers. I would guess the valuation component is largely due to the brand the Steelers have built while winning 4 Super Bowls in the 70’s, and again in 2005, along with their continued success while Arizona hasn’t had the same type of success (certainly not recently).

Now, onto the real estate angle — the city where the Arizona Cardinals play, Glendale, AZ, has a Zillow Home Value Index of $175,000 while Pittsburgh¬†comes in at $115,000 — a difference of $60,000!

Teams Arizona Cardinals Pittsburgh Steelers
Payroll $117,999,830 $127,915,061
Forbes Value 914 million $1 billion
Cities Glendale, AZ Pittsburgh, PA
Median income $45,015 $28,588
Zillow Home Value Index
$175,000 $115,000

Just like last year, in terms of dollars, the real winner, will be the host city — in this case the city of Tampa, FL. Okay, so maybe I have a bias since the Steelers beat my hometown Seattle Seahawks in 2005, but I’ll be rooting for the Cardinals come Sunday. Freakonomics’ Stephen J. Dubner provides 10 reasons to like the Steelers, but, who are you going to be rooting for on game day?

By the way, the Super Bowl start time for pregame is 4 pm (EST) and game time is around 6:18 pm (EST) on NBC.