NFL to Scrap Roman Numerals for Super Bowl 50 Logo

In 2017, the league will revert to Roman numerals, referring to the 51st edition as "Super Bowl LI"

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    The National Football League released logos for Super Bowl 50 slated for Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

    The historic 50th game of the Super Bowl will be called "Super Bowl 50" instead of "Super Bowl L," the NFL announced Wednesday as it released the championship game's official logo.

    It's the first time the NFL hasn't used Roman numerals for the Super Bowl in over 40 years.

    The logo features a bright, golden 50 behind the coveted Vince Lombardi Trophy, which is awarded each year to the winning team.

    The 50th game will be held in February 2016 at the San Francisco 49ers' Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. A regional logo was released in addition to the national logo and features San Francisco landmarks like Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid.

    In 2017, the league will revert to Roman numerals, referring to the 51st Super Bowl game in Houston's Reliant Stadium as "Super Bowl LI."

    The NFL first started using Roman numerals for the fifth Super Bowl in 1971 and has used them ever since.