What caused the power outage during Sunday night's Super Bowl? That's the question that everyone seems to be asking today. When the lights went out at the Superdome causing a 35 minute game delay, everyone watching couldn't understand what went wrong. On Feb. 4, LA Times reported that an "abnormality" in the power system caused the outage.
"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," read a statement from NFL officials.
So what exactly caused the power outage? That is still unclear. The "abnormality" that the officials blame is not known. How the initial problem came to be is still unclear. The issue is still being looked in to and many are hoping that a full report details exactly what happened will be released some time by late week.
The power outage at the Super Bowl had both teams trying their best to stay warmed up. The athletes were on the field stretching, throwing passes, and wondering when they would be able to resume the game. The power outage did give the 49ers some momentum to come back when the lights turned back on, but despite their great efforts, the Raven's were able to hold on.
What do you think caused the power outage at the Super Bowl?
© Effie Orfanides 2013