Superdome Power Issues Were Known in October
34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl remains under investigation, but public
records show that Superdome officials were worried about a power outage several
months before the big game.
An Oct. 15 memo released Monday by the
Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which oversees the Superdome, says
tests on the dome's electrical feeders showed they had "some decay and a
chance of failure."
The memo also says 2011 blackouts that
struck Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49ers were playing a
nationally televised Monday night football game, was one reason for ordering
The state board later authorized spending
nearly $1 million on Superdome improvements, including more than $600,000 for
upgrading the dome's electrical feeder cable system.
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