This year’s Super Bowl field is looking good, with the logos at the 25 yard lines, the Big Shield at the 50, and team names and logos in each end zone. Players are already on the field for warmups, and the grass appears to be performing as intended without any slipping or sliding. However, despite this positive outlook, players are not yet making full-speed cuts.
Last year’s Super Bowl field was not in good condition due to poor grass quality that caused players to slip and slide during gameplay. The league office blamed the players for not wearing the right shoes when conditions were raised by owners during March 2023 annual meetings. However, it was ultimately not the players’ fault as it negatively impacted their performance.
The league must ensure that they get it right this year to prevent any negative impact on the game. It is essential that they take responsibility for maintaining a safe and suitable playing field for all teams involved in Super Bowl XLIX (50).