Last year’s Super Bowl field was in poor condition, with the league office blaming the players for not wearing the right shoes during the March 2023 annual meetings. However, this year’s field looks much better, with 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.
Despite this, players aren’t yet making full-speed cuts, so the real test will come during the game. This makes it all the more important for the league to ensure that they get it right this year. Last year’s field was an embarrassment to the league and had a negative impact on the game. It is crucial for the league to learn from their mistakes and make sure that players have safe and suitable conditions to play in.