Mayor: Super Bowl Outage Won't Hurt 2018 Chances - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mayor: Super Bowl Outage Won't Hurt 2018 Chances

Posted: Updated:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he doesn't think the 34-minute power failure during the Super Bowl will hurt New Orleans' chances of getting the NFL's championship game in 2018.
    
In an interview Monday with WWL-AM (www.wwl.com ), Landrieu said league owners were impressed with the city's performance as event host.
    
Officials for the company that manages the Superdome and power provider Entergy New Orleans said an "abnormality" occurred where stadium equipment intersects with an electric feed early in the third quarter of Sunday's game. Much of the stadium's interior lighting was shut down while the system recycled.
    
Landrieu joked that the game got better after the blackout. He said it was getting boring, and fans were leaving. "We had to do a little something to spice it up," he said.

PREVIOUS STORY:

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The mayor of New Orleans says he's expecting a full report in the coming days from everyone involved in last night's power outage at the Superdome. It caused a delay of more than a half-hour during the third quarter of the Super Bowl.
    
The Baltimore Ravens, who had been leading by 22 points when the outage happened, barely held on for a 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
    
The outage has been blamed on what's called an "abnormality" in the arena's power system.
    
Mayor Mitch Landrieu called it "an unfortunate moment" in what he said was an "otherwise shining Super Bowl week" for New Orleans.
    
The city was hosting its first Super Bowl since 2002, and was eager to show that it has been rebuilt since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Billions of dollars were spent sprucing up downtown, the airport, French Quarter and other areas of the city in the past seven years.
    
A joint statement from the utility that provides power to the stadium and the Superdome operator said that a piece of equipment that monitors electrical load "sensed an abnormality in the system." It says the equipment "operated as designed," and caused power to be partially cut to the Superdome so the issue could be isolated.
    

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • LOOKING FOR A HOME? Here Are 15 Homes For Sale For $175,000

    LOOKING FOR A HOME? Here Are 15 Homes For Sale For $175,000

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:08:47 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Spring is a popular time for those looking to buy or sell their home! We found 15 homes currently for sale in Spokane and surrounding areas all priced at $175,000. These homes were found on WindermereSpokane.Com for more information on a particular property, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
    KHQ.COM - Spring is a popular time for those looking to buy or sell their home! We found 15 homes currently for sale in Spokane and surrounding areas all priced at $175,000. These homes were found on WindermereSpokane.Com for more information on a particular property, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
  • WOW PHOTOS: Trying To Find Your Dream Home? Look At Some Of The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Spokane

    WOW PHOTOS: Trying To Find Your Dream Home? Look At Some Of The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Spokane

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-03-29 04:22:00 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Interested in Real Estate? Need some decorating ideas? Or maybe you just love to dream! We wanted to share some photos of the most expensive homes currently for sale in the Spokane area. We found these listings on www.Windermere.com. If you have any questions about these properties, contact your real estate agent.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Interested in Real Estate? Need some decorating ideas? Or maybe you just love to dream! We wanted to share some photos of the most expensive homes currently for sale in the Spokane area. We found these listings on www.Windermere.com. If you have any questions about these properties, contact your real estate agent.>>
  • 10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    10 Cheapest Houses For Sale In Spokane

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:35 AM EST2013-11-27 07:35:08 GMT
    Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Whether you are in the market for an affordable place to live or are in the business of flipping houses, here are the 10 cheapest homes for sale in Spokane according to AllSpokaneHomes.com. Yes, they all need some work and some need a lot more than others, but when your mortgage payment is around the $200/month range there's at least something to stay positive about.>>