Super Bowl 50 is 11 days away, and the various logistics are being sorted out at Levi's Stadium. The NFL's Director of Events briefed media on a variety of topics, including locker rooms, sidelines, and uniforms.
The Denver Broncos are the home team for this game due to a rotation. The AFC gets home status for even-numbered Super Bowls, and the NFC gets home status for odd-numbered Super Bowls. As such, the Broncos will be dressing in the San Francisco 49ers locker room on game day. That means Vernon Davis will get a familiar looking locker room for the Super Bowl! The Carolina Panthers will dress in the smaller visitors locker room.
For the game, the Broncos will be on the sunny side of the field, while the Panthers will be on the western side that the 49ers usually occupy.
They're painting the midfield logo pic.twitter.com/WDmKC2CaPF— Chris Biderman (@ChrisBiderman) January 26, 2016
The 49ers were supposed to occupy that sunny side for home games due to its proximity to the club level where players can enter the field. However, extra sun on that side caused Jim Harbaugh to move the team to the shadowy side. The game kicks off at approximately 3:30 p.m. PT, but the sun is not expected to be a significant issue. The forecast is partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the low 60s at kickoff. El Niño is expected to create more rain over the coming week, but the rain should die down before Super Bowl weekend arrives.