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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 SUPER BOWL REMATCHES FEATURED THIS SEASON
AS PART OF SUPER BOWL 50 CELEBRATION
Clubs reunite former Super Bowl teams
Homecoming celebrations to commemorate past 49 Super Bowls
The 2015 NFL regular-season schedule will feature 19 Super Bowl rematches as part of the year-long celebration of
Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
A few examples of teams celebrating Super Bowl rematches this season:
On Monday Night Football in Week 3, the Green Bay Packers will celebrate Super Bowl I against Kansas City with local events and a halftime ceremony.
The Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl XXXII team will be honored in Week 8 against Green Bay as owner PAT BOWLEN will be inducted into the club’s Ring of Fame.
In Week 15, the San Francisco 49ers will bring back their 1981 defensive line and their 1988 players to celebrate their Super Bowl XVI and XXIII teams.
Many teams will also host Super Bowl Homecomings to commemorate the past 49 Super Bowls. The NFL’s Homecoming platform highlights the accomplishments and contributions of NFL greats and celebrates dedicated fans. Homecomings invite members of Super Bowl teams to be honored in-stadium on gameday and throughout the weekend. Teams will commemorate Homecomings with Ring of Honor/Hall of Fame ceremonies, recognizing Super Bowl players as honorary
captains and featuring special halftime celebrations. A look at a few teams’ Homecoming events this season:
On the first Thursday Night Football game of the season in Week 2, the Kansas City Chiefs will honor their Super Bowl I & IV teams. Both teams will be celebrated on the field during pregame, player introductions and halftime with highlights and memories from both Super Bowls. The teams will also participate in local charity and community events during the week of the game.
The Dallas Cowboys will honor their Super Bowl XXX team in a Homecoming theme throughout the weekend of their Week 15 game against the New York Jets, including pregame and halftime shows.
The Minnesota Vikings will welcome back 11 players who participated in four Super Bowls for the club. Leading into the Vikings Week 6 matchup against Kansas City, the club will host several fan and community engagement events with these alumni players.
Historic Super Bowl marks, customized Homecoming assets and dedicated elements commemorating past Super Bowls, will be included in the weekends.
Rematches and Homecomings are part of the NFL’s On The Fifty platform, designed to link the past 49 Super Bowls with this year’s game and honor the teams, players, coaches, fans and communities that have been a part of those games.
For more information on the Super Bowl rematches and all the ways the NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50, visit superbowl.com.
The 19 Super Bowl rematches that will be played during the 2015 NFL regular season:
Contact: Tom Adden, NFL 212/450-2080; Tom.Adden@nfl.com