There will be a bit of an Illinois’ flare at Sunday’s Super Bowl game. A Springfield company designed the Roman numerals and the letters for the big game. Cory Boatman, with Ace Sign Company, says he didn’t exactly know what he was getting into when he started the project.
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The nine-foot-tall and 34-foot-long numerals are one of five main attractions in Times Square - on what will be Super Bowl Boulevard this Sunday. Other attractions include a playing field and a 30-foot toboggan ride. The Roman numerals will be on display at the entrance to Super Bowl Boulevard for photo ops with fans and tourists.