San Francisco's Candlestick Park was in need of, well, candles after two power outages stalled Monday night's football game between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
An initial power outage struck the park shortly before the start of the game, delaying the opening kickoff, football officials said. The second delay hit early in the second quarter, briefly delaying the game, they said.
"Right now, we believe the power outage occurred because of a blown transformer. We have all our available personnel working to confirm that," Steve Weakland, a spokesman for the 49ers, said in a written statement.
"There are more questions than answers; we have asked PG&E to assure us and the NFL that this will not reoccur.Â We will continue to update you as we learn more. "
The delays in the game seemed to not hinder the 49ers as they walloped the Steelers in route to a 20-3 victory.FULL STORY