Super Bowl XLVII: How the Superdome Lost Power

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; General view of the power outage during the third quarter in Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

It was an embarrassing moment for the Superdome and the city of New Orleans as the power went out in the stadium for 34 minutes during the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

The Superdome released a statement explaining what happened:

Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in order to isolate the issue.

The Ravens wound up victorious in the thrilling affair by the final score of 34-31.


Topics: Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Superdome

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