NEW ORLEANS - As the Superdome's energy provider and stadium management try to determine what caused a 34-minute power outage at Sunday's Super Bowl, local officials are hoping the incident won't leave the city with a black eye or prevent the league's big game from coming back to town.
And, no, it wasn't Beyonce's fault. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Monday morning about the power outage, confirming that the halftime show had nothing to do with the power going out. Larry Roedel, a lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome, said Monday that the outage did not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December. The work, approved by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District last fall, replaced feeder equipment connecting the stadium to power provider Entergy New Orleans.