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Experts to be brought in on Super Bowl blackout

2 years ago Tuesday, February 05, 2013 10:57:13 AM CST February 05, 2013 Tuesday, February 05 2013 Feb 5, 2013 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Superdome and utility company officials said today they will bring in outside experts to look into the Super Bowl power outage.

The 34-minute outage stopped play in the third quarter of the championship game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.

A feeder power line was initially suspected as the cause for the outage, which happened when the stadium's monitoring system detected an anomaly and automatically shut the lights off.

Documents also showed stadium managers were worried about those power lines last fall. Work to replace them finished weeks before the Super Bowl.

City leaders planned a briefing for later today on the city's overall performance during Super Bowl week. New Orleans hopes to host the Super Bowl again in 2018.

 

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