Super Bowl 47 blackout caused by faulty electrical relay device says Entergy New Orleans
Game was delayed for 32 minutes
NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is seen before the start of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS - Power company says cause of Super Bowl outage was faulty electrical relay device, now removed.
Entergy New Orleans, Inc. said the device was installed to protect the Mercedes-Benz Superdome equipment in the event of cable failure between the switchgear and the stadium, according to The Times Picayune Greater New Orleans.
"While some further analysis remains, we believe we have identified and remedied the cause of the power outage and regret the interruption that occurred during what was a showcase event for the city and state," said Charles Rice, president and chief executive officer of Entergy New Orleans.
The blackout caused a 32 minute delay in Super Bowl 47.
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