* At stake -- NFL championship for...
* At stake -- NFL championship for the Vince Lombardi trophy.
* Participants -- New England Patriots (16-2) and Philadelphia Eagles (15-3). This is the fifth appearance for New England (AFC champion) and the second for Philadelphia (NFC champion). The Patriots lost in Super Bowl XX to Chicago, 46-10, and Super Bowl XXXI to Green Bay, 35-21, but won the last two times they reached the final game. They defeated St. Louis, 20-17, in Super Bowl XXXV and Carolina, 32-29, in Super Bowl XXXVIII. The Eagles lost to the Oakland Raiders, 27-10, in Super Bowl XV.
* Site -- Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla. This is Jacksonville’s first Super Bowl. (Seating capacity -- 76,877).
* When -- Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. PST.
* Network coverage -- TV: Channel 11. Radio: CBS Radio/Westwood One (KFWB-980 in Los Angeles). Fox TV will have more than 200 stations throughout the United States, plus Bermuda and Guam. CBS Radio/Westwood One will have 500 stations in the United States. Armed Forces Television will also broadcast throughout the world. The game will be distributed internationally by the NFL and NFL International to 230 countries.
* Players’ shares -- Winners: $68,000 per man. Losers: $36,500.
* Uniforms -- Philadelphia will be the home team, will use the west bench and will have its choice of wearing its colored or white jerseys.
* Sudden death -- If the score is tied after the regulation 60 minutes, it will continue in sudden-death overtime. The team scoring first will win. At the end of regulation playing time, the referee will toss a coin at the center of the field. The captain of the Eagles, the home team, will call the toss. After a three-minute intermission, play will continue by 15-minute periods with a two-minute intermission between overtime periods. The teams will change goals after each period and there will be a two-minute warning in each period.
* Official time -- The scoreboard clock will be official.
* Officials -- There will be seven officials and two alternates appointed by the commissioner’s office.
* Trophy -- The winning team receives permanent possession of the Vince Lombardi trophy, a sterling silver trophy created by Tiffany & Company and presented annually to the winner of the Super Bowl. The trophy was named after the late coach Vince Lombardi of the two-time Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers before the 1971 Super Bowl. The trophy is a regulation-size silver football mounted in a kicking position on a pyramid-like stand of three concave sides. The trophy stands 20 3/4 inches tall, weighs 6.7 pounds and is valued in excess of $25,000. The words “Vince Lombardi” and “Super Bowl XXXIX” are engraved on the base, along with the NFL shield.
* Attendance -- To date, 2,984,890 have attended Super Bowl games. The largest crowd was 103,985 at Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl.