During the 34-minute delay caused by a power outage at the Superdome, CBS reported that the problem was caused by the failure of an outside power feed into the stadium.
The company that provides the power has a different take. Entergy sent out word that the failure was on the side of the Superdome and that there wasn’t a problem with the power they were providing to the stadium.
Power issue at the Super Dome appears to be in the customer's side. Entergy is providing power to the Dome.—
Entergy New Orleans (@EntergyNOLA) February 04, 2013
There’s sure to be a lot more finger pointing in what was a very embarrassing moment for the league and the stadium on the biggest possible stage.
UPDATE 9:45 p.m. ET: The Superdome and the NFL have both released statements about the power outage.
“Power has been restored. We sincerely apologize for the incident,” said Superdome spokesman Eric Eagen.
“Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available,” said the league in their statement.