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49ers to wear white road jerseys, Chiefs get red home jerseys

The Super Bowl is set, and the Chiefs will be the home team for the matchup. The 49ers will not be wearing their white throwbacks as they had hoped.

Running back Matt Breida of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by linebacker Ben Niemann of the Kansas City Chiefs during the preseason game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs will square off in Super Bowl 54, and the Chiefs will serve as the home team. The league rotates which conference serves as the home team, which impacts the coin toss and what uniforms each team will wear.

This game marks the first time two teams have faced off that had red as the primary color in their home jerseys. The Chiefs will wear their red home uniforms for the game, while the 49ers have confirmed they will wear their white road uniforms.

The 49ers have played in seven Super Bowls, and have worn their road whites in two of them. The won their first Super Bowl, XVI against the Cincinnati Bengals, while wearing the whites. They then thumped the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV wearing the whites. In their home red jerseys, they are 3-1, with their loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII coming in that choice.

San Francisco had been hoping to wear white throwbacks uniforms the team re-introduced recently. They got an exception to wear them in Week 17, but it would appear they were denied for the Super Bowl.