Saturday, 10 June 2017
Super Bowl grounds crew fumbles end zone paint job
The grounds crew for Super Bowl 50 last week wound up fumbling the end zone paint job.
For a brief time, both end zones at Levi's Stadium were painted with the Denver Broncos team name and logo, Sports Illustrated reports.
The mistake was quickly covered up and by Thursday one of the end zones featured the team name and logo of the Charlotte Panthers, the other team in the Super Bowl.
Ground skeepers on Monday painted the Broncos end zone on the visitor side, which was the wrong side, CBSSports reported. The https://www.paintersusainc.com/ Broncos were supposed to get the other end zone because they are the home team for the Super Bowl.
CBS photographer James Martin spotted the do-over.
"See the faint remains of 'BRONCOS' in the end zone? Grounds crew painted the logo on the wrong side," he tweeted.
Levi's Stadium acknowledged the fix in a tweet Thursday that said, "@Panthers, the end zone is officially ready for dabbing."
The Super Bowl is Sunday, Feb. 7 and is being held in Santa Clara, Calif., for the first time.