Super Bowl play stopped for 34 minutes as Superdome lost power

An outside power feed coming to the stadium got disrupted according to NFL officials, said CBS's sideline announcer, Steve Tasker.

The Superdome after a sudden power outage in the second half during Super Bowl XLVII. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

As the second half got underway at the Super Bowl, old-fashioned technology got in the way of play. Power at the Superdome reportedly surged, knocking out a majority of lights as well as CBS' play-by-play announcers. According to Entergy, which supplies the power to the Superdome, the issue is on the "customer's side."

An outside power feed coming to the stadium got disrupted according to NFL officials, said CBS's announcer on the sidelines Steve Tasker. Play-by-play announcers Jim Nance and Phil Simms were off the air for more than 30 minutes. Power was restored and play resumed after a 34-minute delay.

The Twitter football fans watching the game had some fun while waiting for the game to resume:

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Point-and-shoot quality with your phone?

Upgrade your camera photo game with these great additions.