2014 Super Bowl Host Committee To Tale "Extra Precautions" Against Power Outage
Excerpt: "The 34-minute power outage at the Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII was a malfunction that had never happened on the game's biggest stage. The 2014 host committee is already working to make sure it doesn't happen again next February at MetLife Stadium.
"We’ve had a lot of discussions about that, and we’re going to make sure we take extra precautions to see that it doesn’t happen," Giants co-owner John Mara said today. "We’ve involved PSE&G (Public Service Electric and Gas Company) in those discussions, and we’re going to have a lot of procedures built in to make sure that doesn’t happen."
When MetLife Stadium, the Giants and Jets' shared home, opened in 2010, there was an 11-minute power outage during a November Giants-Cowboys game. A transformer blew at the substation that powers the stadium, causing several banks of lights to go out. There haven't been any power glitches since.
"It was an isolated incident; we don’t think it could happen again," Mara said. "Those types of issues are above and beyond my expertise, but we’ve brought in the right people, and I think we’ll be fine." Read more...