When the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers go on the field for Super Bowl LIV in Miami on February 2nd, they will be wearing home uniforms — just as they did when they won Super Bowl IV 50 years ago.
Unlike major league baseball’s World Series — for which the home team is determined by which team has the best regular-season record — the NFL simply alternates which conference winner will be designated as the home team in the Super Bowl. Had the Chiefs defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC championship last January, they would have appeared in Super Bowl LIII in their road uniforms.
The 49ers have announced that as the road team, they will wear their usual road uniforms — white jerseys over gold pants — while the Chiefs have not yet announced the home uniform they intend to use.
It is likely that the Chiefs will also choose to wear their usual home attire — red jerseys over white pants.
The Chiefs wore road uniforms — specifically their white-over-white attire — when they lost Super Bowl I to the Green Bay Packers after the 1966 season. So in the Super Bowl, the Chiefs are 0-1 in road duds, but 1-0 in home garb.
The 49ers have appeared in six Super Bowls, winning five of them. They are 2-0 while wearing road uniforms.