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NFL To Scrap Roman Numerals For Super Bowl 50 In 2016

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MVP Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

MVP Malcolm Smith #53 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after their 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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textalerts180 NFL To Scrap Roman Numerals For Super Bowl 50 In 2016

NEW YORK (AP/CBSLA.com) — The Super Bowl will scrap the Roman numerals for a year.

The 50th edition of the game will be played in February 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The NFL said Wednesday it will be called “Super Bowl 50″ instead of “Super Bowl L”.

In 2017, the league will revert to Roman numerals, referring to the 51st edition, which will be played in Houston, as “Super Bowl LI”.

Super Bowl 50 will air Feb. 7, 2016 on CBS.

The NFL first started using Roman numerals for the fifth Super Bowl in 1971.

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