The grass at the Super Bowl field this year looks promising, with logos at the 25 yard lines, the Big Shield at the 50, and team names and logos in each end zone. However, players are still not making full-speed cuts during warmups, so only time will tell if the field will hold up during the game.
Last year, the Super Bowl field was in disarray, with poor conditions causing a stir among players and fans alike. The league office even blamed the players for not wearing the right shoes when conditions were raised by owners during the March 2023 annual meetings. But it wasn’t just their fault – last year’s field was an embarrassment to the league.
With this in mind, it’s crucial for the league to get it right this year. It’s not just about pleasing fans – it’s also about ensuring that players can perform at their best on a level playing field (pun intended). So far, things are looking good on paper – but we’ll have to see how things unfold on game day.