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NFL won't use Roman numerals for Super Bowl 50

The 50th Super Bowl in NFL history is set for 2016 in the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium. The big milestone comes with a change in how the game will be presented.

The NFL is taking a one-year break from using a roman numeral in its Super Bowl logo for the 2016 title game.
The NFL is taking a one-year break from using a roman numeral in its Super Bowl logo for the 2016 title game. (NFL.com)

The NFL announced Wednesday that it will be called Super Bowl 50, rather than Super Bowl L. This will be the first Super Bowl in over 40 years to not use Roman numerals. The league revealed that news, in addition to the official logos for the game on Wednesday. The national logo is to the right, and there is another regional logo. This will only be a one-time, one-year change away from using Roman numerals.

The NFL will return to Roman numerals for Super Bowl LI, slated for February 2017 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Roman numerals were first employed for Super Bowl V, the Baltimore Colts' victory over the Dallas Cowboys in January 1971.

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