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Super Bowl Power Loss: A PSA From The Cosmos

Feb 6, 2013

It was a Super Bowl moment like no other. Thousands of fans packing a modern gladiatorial arena, millions more watching on TV screens across the nation and Beyoncé had just reminded us of why she is, well, Beyoncé. The second half play was just getting going.

And then the power failed.

An independent engineering firm will determine why the Superdome lost power during the Super Bowl. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is still calling the Big Game celebrations a “spectacular success” despite the 34-minute outage.

Officials in New Orleans had been warned in the months leading up to the Super Bowl there may be a power problem at the Superdome. Now they're investigating what that problem might have been.

New Orleans police say a man carrying his family's Super Bowl tickets in his rear pants pocket lost them to a pickpocket as he left Harrah's Casino.

Investigators say a man in a jogging suit and dark knit cap followed the family as it left the casino near the French Quarter just before 11 p.m. on Saturday.

They say the suspect walked up behind the unidentified victim and took an envelope containing seven Super Bowl tickets.

Police said the suspect met four other men and two women on nearby Canal Street and the group left the scene.

The New Orleans Saints are getting a $5 million payment from the state because the Big Easy is hosting the Super Bowl.

The incentive was included in the 2009 deal between Gov. Bobby Jindal and Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the Saints in Louisiana through 2025.

The money is owed to the NFL team by June 30. Lawmakers will be asked to budget the payment in their upcoming legislative session.

The Jindal administration says the Super Bowl payment to the Saints won't come from the state's general fund at the expense of items like health services and education programs.

Preliminary data from the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation shows Super Bowl XLVII brought an estimated 150,000 visitors to New Orleans, and is expected to rake in an estimated $432 million for the city’s economy.

Just about 80 miles up the road here in the capital city, tourism spill-over from the Super Bowl-boom gave Baton Rouge a bit of an economic bump as well.

Visit Baton Rouge President and CEO Paul Arrigo says Baton Rouge started planning for Super Bowl 2013 in 2009, when New Orleans was initially chosen for the site.

The Super Bowl XLVII TV ads told viewers they love animals, laughs and America.

Quotes from the press conference held today on the power outage at the Superdome during yesterday's Super Bowl.

At the press conference was:

Doug Thornton, SMG Senior VP of Stadiums and Arenas

Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

Eric Grubman, NFL VP of Business Operations

Charles Rice, President and CEO of Entergy

On the power outage during Super Bowl XLVII:

The first phase of a public art project to install the work of Southern sculptors around New Orleans was completed in time to be seen by visitors in the city for the Super Bowl.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art said Thursday that the first phase includes seven sculptures placed along the busy Poydras Corridor and Convention Center Boulevard. The Ogden is curating the exhibition along with the "Sculpture for New Orleans" organization, founded in 2008.

Eventually, the exhibition is to feature 25 sculptures from Southern artists.