NEW ORLEANS - About two minutes into the second half of the Super Bowl, much of the lighting in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome went out, plunging the field into darkness and delaying the game for more than 30 minutes.
Power returned around 8:05 p.m.
Investigative Reporter David Hammer said Entergy has told him that the issue was one at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, because power is flowing to the arena and the issue has to be in house.
Entergy confirmed Hammer's report on its Twitter account, saying that it was a "customer issue."
"We are working with Superdome officials to troubleshoot the issue," said the Tweet. "Power is being provided to the building."
CBS reported that the NFL is not prepared to issue a statement with regards as to why much of the power went out. They said it would issue a report as soon as they have an explanation.
The outage has delayed the Super Bowl with the Ravens leading 28-6.
The outage has lasted about 15 minutes. The players were asked to stay on the field.
In what has been a fantastic week for New Orleans hosting the Super Bowl, the outage will be a negative.