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Grade 6-8, 9-12
On-Demand Webinar

The Economics of the SuperBowl and the NFL

March 23 6:00-7:00pm ET
Time: 60 mins,
Updated: January 19 2023,
Presenter: John Kruggel


Teachers will be able to:

  • Explain how competition and collusion impact the National Football League.
  • Discuss the role of public finance in stadium construction and frame debates on if municipalities should host Super Bowls.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, grab your students’ attention with real world issues drawn from the costs of the annual Super Bowl.


Use the backdrop of everything from the NFL draft to the SuperBowl to discuss the rich history of the league, its teams and media ecosystems.

Use team owners to demonstrate concepts like The Prisoner’s Dilemma and explore the controversy of publicly funded arenas and localized expenses.