The logo for Super Bowl LVI to be held in Los Angeles in February 2022 was released today, initially posted to the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee’s website and later shared by the Los Angeles Rams on social media.
The logo prominently displays the Lombardi Trophy and incorporates palm trees and colors that reflect the Southern California sunset inside the Roman numerals, bringing some local flavor to an otherwise templated design that has been in use since Super Bowl XLV in 2011 and was slightly modified for Super Bowl 50 in 2016 and beyond.
Here’s a closer look at the Super Bowl LVI logo:
And now compare it with the past two Super Bowl template styles:
As you can see, it’s certainly a better design, one which will hopefully lead to a few extra regional touches on future logos. For example, Super Bowl LVII, which will be held in Arizona in 2023, could feature some cactus imagery within the Roman numerals, or even the Arizona state flag.
Compare that to what the previous two templates would have given us, which would’ve either been the stadium behind the trophy or, as it was this past year, just been a slightly recoloured bar along the bottom.
And now an updated all-time Super Bowl logo history graphic, which you can click for a closer look:
Super Bowl LVI will be held on Feb. 6, 2022 at SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, home of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. It will be the first in the greater Los Angeles area since 1993, when Super Bowl XXVII was played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The Super Bowl has been held at the Rose Bowl or the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum a combined seven times, including the first Super Bowl – then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game – in 1967.
Interestingly, Los Angeles was originally awarded Super Bowl LV, but construction delays at SoFi Stadium forced the NFL to give the game to Tampa. That ultimately allowed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to become the first team in league history to play the Super Bowl on their own turf, while Los Angeles was re-awarded Super Bowl LVI.
The committee also unveiled its own logo for the game, which consists of lines evocative of the unique outline of SoFi Stadium along with the motto “Champions Shine Here.” It was accompanied by a video featuring rap icon Snoop Dogg.
Photos courtesy of the NFL and Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee. Andrew Lind contributed to this story.