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50 = L
It is a very common practice to represent dates (primarily years) and series using roman numerals.
The NFL Marketing department thought that Super Bowl 50 looked better than Super Bowl L. So they used the numeric number instead of the Roman numeral.
The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers will be playing in Super Bowl 50.
Super Bowl L - 2016 TV was released on: USA: 7 February 2016
Willie Parker, in Super Bowl XL
The New England Patriots did not qualify for Super Bowl 50. The Denver Broncos won that game.
Super Bowl L (2016) will be played in the 49ers new stadium.