The field and NFL logo are covered with confetti after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
The field and NFL logo are covered with confetti after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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NEW YORK (AP) — 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 as ‘‘Super Bowl LI.’’

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