Right around the time the Baltimore Ravens turned the lights out on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, the lights went out on both teams.
A power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans caused a delay in the game that lasted for over 30 minutes. The delay came after Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones tripped 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a sack on a second-and-seven play in the third quarer. Jones kissed his arm after recording the sack, almost as if he were attempting a version of “Kaepernicking.”
You may recall that the 49ers endured a power outage in a game last season. They were hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Monday Night Football” when the lights went out at Candlestick Park.
CBS’ Steve Tasker reported that an outside source providing power to the stadium went out, causing the outage. It was also reported that all the power supplied for the halftime show led to the outage.
Here was the official statement from the Superdome after the game:
“Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in order to isolate the issue.”