Lights went out in Super Bowl XLVII

The power went out during Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens had a 28-6 lead at the time of the power failure with just over 13 minutes left in the third quarter.


According to CBS announcers the power went out due to a surge and players were asked to remain on the field.

ESPN reported the following:

The New Orleans fire department has been called to investigate a smell of gas near the Superdome’s elevator No. 8, New Orleans police Sgt. T.J. St. Pierre said.

There is no fire, police said, but the elevator has stalled on the seventh floor, according to police radio.

The lights were out for a total of 33 minutes.