Goodell: Superdome blackout won’t harm New Orleans’ chances of getting another Super Bowl

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NEW ORLEANS – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is chiming about the black out that postponed game play for over half an hour during Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The lights in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome didn’t completely go out, but it was enough to halt the game and shut down the air conditioning.

Goodell says the power outage was “unfortunate”, but will not harm our chances of scoring another Super Bowl.

“I do not think this will have an impact on future Super Bowls here in New Orleans,” Goodell said at a news conference Monday morning. “I fully expect we’ll be back here for Super Bowls. I hope we will be back here. We want to be back here.”

Following the super-blackout, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement that read, “The power outage was an unfortunate moment in what has been an otherwise shining Super Bowl week for the city of New Orleans. In the coming days, I expect a full after action report from all parties involved.”

Entergy and SMG, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, teleased a joint statement that read in part, “a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system.”

Both parties say they’ll continue to investigate the root cause of that abnormality.

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