The 50s on the field will be painted gold throughout the 2015 season as the NFL prepares for Super Bowl 50.
The league said today that it wants to spend the entire season celebrating the 50th Super Bowl, which will take place on February 7 at the 49ers’ new stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. Painting the 50-yard line markers gold will be perhaps the most noticeable part of that celebration.
The NFL also plans to do special promotions with 2015 games that are rematches of Super Bowls past, starting with the Vikings taking on the Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game and also including 19 regular-season games that will be Super Bowl rematches.
Teams that have been to Super Bowls in the past also plan Super Bowl homecomings, bringing back their Super Bowl teams to be recognized at games this year. And the 43 men who have been Super Bowl MVP will get special honors during the 2015 season, and the NFL hopes to have all of them at the Super Bowl in February.
The NFL won’t use Roman numerals for the 50th Super Bowl. Instead, the emphasis will be on the number 50, including the 50s on the field.