February 3rd, 2013
09:28 PM ET

Superdome power outage halts Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII ground to a halt early in the third quarter Sunday night, when about half of the lights in the Superdome went out.

Lights in the New Orleans stadium's upper tier went dark with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6, minutes after the Ravens' Jacoby Jones ran back the kickoff that opened the second half a record 109 yards for a touchdown.

About 10 minutes later, an announcement inside the Superdome indicated that the lights would be restored "momentarily." A short time later, lights began coming back on incrementally.


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  1. roninxan

    Will someone PLEASE tell that guy ranting and raving about the power outage in the Super Bowl to shut up? My God, is this a news station or has it turned into a personal emotional outburst because the game has changed, as it so often does in professional sports. It's not hard to tell which team this guy has his money on. Surely there are out of work news/sports journalists. Why does CNN insist on retaining this one? I changed the channel because I can't stand anymore of him. Or better yet, give him his own show like Piers and then I could have two shows I don't watch on CNN.

    February 3, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1608®


      February 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    I may be one of the very few that are glad the Ravens one. It's a bit crazy in Baltimore now.

    February 3, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Congrads on your superbowl victory!!!!!!

      February 3, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. 1608

    Happy New Year Baltimore!!!!!

    February 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 1608

    CNN: I didn't know the word, again was a bad thing. The least you could, and we know don't have the RESPECT for us to do so, explain why you do what you do.

    February 3, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |