Some of the lights in the Superdome in New Orleans went out during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night, causing play to be stopped.
With the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers, 28-6, a power surge allegedly* caused some of the overhead lights inside the Superdome to go out at the 13:28 mark of the third quarter. The power outage happened immediately following a sack of Niners’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick by the Ravens’ Arthur Jones.
Several media members inside the Superdome tweeted pictures of the lights going out at the Super Bowl.
UPDATE: As of approximately 9:10 (ET) the lights were back on, and the teams had resumed play.
NFL statement: “Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available.”
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 4, 2013
UPDATE 1:20 a.m.: The Associated Press reports the “Superdome outage occurred when sensing equipment detected an ‘abnormality.’”