Just two minutes into the second half of Super Bowl XLVII, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was hit with a severe power outage that knocked out nearly half of the lights — and delayed the game for more than 30 minutes. Read on for more shocking details.
Just moments after Beyonce delivered the most epic halftime show of all time, the Superdome in New Orleans experienced a damaging power outage that caused the game to be delayed for more than half an hour.
Right as the second half of the 2013 Super Bowl game was getting started, nearly half of the lights went out in the Superdome, due to a major power outage. The scoreboard went dark, and the official game announcers were also silenced!
The game was delayed for more than 30 minutes as employees scrambled to discover out what went wrong. The players were forced to hang tight in the meantime, many just stretching on the field to pass the time.
After approximately 20 minutes of darkness , official announcers on CBS said the outage was caused by an outside power feed which somehow was disrupted and went dead, causing part of the power to go out. About 15 minutes after the outage, some of the lights began to come back on.
Although the game resumed exactly where it left off when the power went out, each team was given a warmup period before the game resumed. With the official halftime combined with the unpredicted power outage, the players had nearly an hour of no play.
NFL Releases Official Super Bowl Power Outage Statement
After play resumed, the NFL released an official statement:
“Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available.”
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