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Super Bowl 2012: Official Super Bowl Attendance Is 68,658

The official Super Bowl XLVI attendance has been released and in a stadium that holds 73,000, only 68,658 of the seats are filled. This is somewhat surprising considering the much anticipated rematch of Super Bowl XLII between the Giants and Patriots, both supported by major market cities.

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As the Patriots lead the Giants by only two points nearing the end of the third quarter, those 68,585 look like their in for a big finish to the big game.

For more on the Patriots and their Super Bowl run, check out SB Nation's Patriots blog,Pats Pulpit as well as SB Nation Boston. For more on the Giants and their Super Bowl appearance, visit Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. For all news and information regarding Super Bowl XLVI, please stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated Super Bowl hub.