Why did the lights go out in Super Bowl 47?

Shortly into the 49ers’ next drive, a power outage caused the lights to go out in half of the stadium, stopping play for 34 minutes. The outage was caused by equipment failure at the stadium. After play resumed, both teams punted once.

When did the lights go off in the Super Bowl?

The irony was that Super Bowl XLVII forever will be remembered for a period of darkness. Minutes after Jones gave the Ravens a 28-6 lead on the second-half kickoff, the lights went out in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

What was the biggest blackout in history?

Southern Brazil Blackout 11 March 1999 (affected 97 million people) For a time, this was the world’s largest-ever power failure. A lightning strike tripped the 440 kV circuits at a substation in São Paulo state.

Who won Super Bowl 42?

New York Giants
Super Bowl XLII/Champion

What would happen if there was a blackout?

If the power is out long enough even the city folks will run out of water. Many homes are all electric, so as soon at the lights are out they have no heat, no hot water and they can’t cook. If the power is out, gas stations can’t pump gas. Once generators run out of gas, those people will be in the dark too.

Who won the 08 Super Bowl?

Super Bowl XLII/Champion
The New York Giants are the 2008 Super Bowl Champions. Not only did they just win the Super Bowl; they won by going through one of the greatest teams in history. They defeated a talented 18-0 Patriots team, who were led by the best quarterback in the league.

Why did the Super Bowl turn into blackout?

Superdome power outage delays Super Bowl XLVII Published: Feb 03, 2013 at 12:47 PM NEW ORLEANS — The Super Bowl turned into Blackout Sunday. The biggest game of the year was halted for 34 minutes because of a power outage, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and leaving TV viewers with no football and no explanation why.

What is the Superdome blackout?

Behind the Superdome Blackout Super Bowl XLVII is defined by something that happened off the field, that started away from the stadium. It’s remembered for the moment, shortly after the second-half kickoff, when half the Superdome went dark.

What happened at Super Bowl XLVII?

The power failure at Sunday’s big game cut lights to about half of the stadium for 34 minutes, halting play between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. The FBI had ruled out cyberterrorism as a cause.

What caused the power outage at the Superdome?

Earlier Friday, Entergy said the device was the cause of the power outage. In a separate project, SMG replaced lines coming into the stadium after managers expressed concerns the Superdome might be vulnerable to a power failure like the one that struck Candlestick Park during a 49ers Monday Night Football game in 2011.