The Super Bowl 50 grounds crew is off to a roaring start.
The big game is still more than a week away, which means any sort of maintenance issue can be addressed. That’s good news for whoever put down the first coat of end zone paint. As Deadspin points out, there was a little bit of a snafu in that regard.
For whatever reason, the designated home team — the Denver Broncos this year — has a specific end zone that’s supposed to be painted with its colors. Something at some point got lost in translation, and the grounds crew ended up painting the wrong end zone with the Broncos’ logo.
You also can see in the photo below — if you look hard enough — that the remnants of the Broncos’ marks still can be seen from pretty far away.
Of course, that will all get touched up once the Carolina Panthers’ logo and colors get painted.
If the NFL’s lucky, this will be the final turf-related issue moving forward. That might not be the case, however, given the turf issues already seen at Levi’s Stadium.
Just ask Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, who was almost swallowed by the stadium’s shabby grass surface earlier this season.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@Jamesco