Power outage at Superdome halts Super Bowl XLVII for over half an hour

Posted: 8:52 PM, Feb 03, 2013
Updated: 2013-02-03 22:29:41-05

A power outage at the Superdome in New Orleans stopped the action on the field for more than half an hour during Super Bowl XLVII.

The outage occurred about  7:37 p.m. local time during the third quarter. The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.

About two minutes had passed from the end of the halftime when the blackout occurred.

The cause of the malfunction was not immediately known.


The Superdome in partial darkness Sunday evening during the Super Bowl. (Kelly Lim for PIX11 News)