(NEW ORLEANS) — You can put those theories about the Super Bowl power outage being caused by human tampering to rest. Investigators in the outage say the cause for the darkness just after halftime at Sunday’s game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome was technical.
Entergy New Orleans, the company that powers the Superdome, has finished its investigation, finding that a relay, meant to prevent a failure of electrical cables, had failed, turning down the lights at pro football’s biggest game.
The fans inside the New Orleans stadium might have enjoyed the 34-minute break in the action, but for the NFL, the advertisers and the players, it was anything but enjoyable.
The faulty device has been taken out and will be replaced.
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