San Francisco host committee wants '16 Super Bowl to go by '50,' not 'L'
The NFL traditionally identifies Super Bowls using Roman numerals, but that will change in '16 if the S.F. Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee has its way. The title game at Levi's Stadium will be the league's fiftieth, and the Host Committee would like to see it known as “Super Bowl 50,” as opposed to “Super Bowl L.” During a panel Friday at the '14 Intersport Activation Summit, committee CEO & President Keith Bruce said, “I think we’re at a point now with Super Bowl 50, it being recognized as 50, the NFL doing what it's doing around the celebration of 50, that it’s probably time to introduce the Arabic '50' as opposed to ‘L.’”
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Bruce acknowledged that the final say on the numeric moniker lies with the league, but said that the committee has “already given them our opinion.” The NFL had nothing to say about Bruce’s statement, but its response stuck to the Roman numeral tradition: “No, we do not have a comment on our official plans for Super Bowl L.”