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Super Bowl Power Outage 2013 - Game Delayed by Black Out!

Super Bowl Power Outage 2013 - Game Delayed by Black Out!

The game was delayed at the 2013 Super Bowl by a stadium power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday (February 3) in New Orleans, La.

With 13:22 left on the clock in the third quarter, half of the lights in the stadium abruptly went out and the game literally had to stop. Just minutes before the blackout happened, the Baltimore Ravens had moved their lead over the San Francisco 49ers to 28-6 with a 109-yard return!

UPDATE: CBS Sports released a statement about the situation, saying: “Immediately after the power failure in the Superdome, we lost numerous cameras and some audio powered by sources in the Superdome. We utilized CBS’s back-up power and at no time did we leave the air. During the interruption, CBS Sports’ Steve Tasker, Solomon Wilcots and our studio team reported on the situation as a breaking news story, providing updates and reports while full power was being restored to the dome including our sets and broadcast booth. All commercial commitments during the broadcast are being honored.”

20+ pictures inside of the power outage at the Super Bowl…

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Posted to: 2013 Super Bowl

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  • Sarah.

    Haha it’s almost 3am where I am. So I hope the power gets back on soon! :p

  • um

    Beyonce did it! Used up too much power for her meh performance.

  • adriana

    ohh beyonce

  • The Dark Knight

    I was so ready to see Tom Hardy, in his Bane costume, come out and freak everyone out.

  • Asha

    Power is out b/c the Ravens have set the stadium on Fireeee!!! 49ers need to just go home!

  • Redolent

    GO RAVENS!!

  • ck

    “ARE YOU SURPRISED that the power went out at the Super Bowl?”

    LOL, What? No…I totally called the power going out. Is that a real question?

  • It figures

    American competence at work here.

  • http://www.sanitas-segurosysalud.com Seguros Medicos Sanitas

    Amaizing stadium!!! just WOW

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