This year’s Super Bowl field looks in good shape, with the logos at the 25 yard lines, the Big Shield at the 50, and the team names and logos in each end zone. However, last year’s field was not up to par. The league office blamed the players for not wearing the right shoes when the conditions were raised by owners during the March 2023 annual meetings.
Despite this, players are already on the field for warmups, and the grass appears to be performing as intended without any slipping or sliding. However, players aren’t yet making full-speed cuts, so it is too early to tell if they will be able to handle any unexpected slippery spots on the field during game time.
The league has been under scrutiny for their handling of last year’s field conditions. It was ultimately not the players’ fault and had a negative impact on the game. This makes it all the more important for them to ensure that they get it right this year.