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Memo warned about Superdome power failure

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 February 04, 2013 8:33 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Trey Schmaltz

NEW ORLEANS- A memo released Monday by the group that oversees Superdome operations suggested concerns with the electrical system inside the complex.

Tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed "some decay and a chance of failure." The tests were ordered to prevent blackouts similar to ones in 2011 at Candlestick Park where the San Francisco 49ers were playing a nationally televised Monday night game.

The memo was dated October 15th, and was written before a $1 million spending plan on improvements, including $600,000 for electrical upgrades.

Sunday night, the Superdome went dark while hosting the Super Bowl. It lasted 34-minutes. Monday night, the cause was still unclear.

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