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Superdome Power Issues Were Known in October

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cause of a

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 tests.

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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