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A 30-second Super Bowl LIV commercial costs as much as this Kansas City castle

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Posted at 1:22 PM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 22:15:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you had some spare change, which would you buy: an actual castle, or a Super Bowl commercial?

We may be playing fast-and-loose with the word "change." You'll need about $5.5 million if you want to do either.

CNBC uncovered that both would set the buyer back about the same amount.

The castle is located in Kansas City, Missouri, on 350 feet of Weatherby Lake shoreline.

The 15,060-square-foot mansion was built in 1993, and features five bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a four-car garage.

According to a listing from Tina Welch on, the "beautiful custom masterpiece home was inspired by Ashford Castle in Ireland."

PHOTO GALLERY: See inside the castle on Weatherby Lake

The listing price is $5.5 million.

A 30-second commercial during Super Bowl LIV might be a more worthwhile expenditure for advertisers. Bloomberg reported in November that 30-second spots sold for as much as $5.6 million.

That's up from $5.2 million in 2019, according to an NBC Sports report.

In the first Super Bowl, ads were priced anywhere from $37,500 to $42,500, the same report said.