Roger Goodell: Power outage doesn’t hurt New Orleans’ chances of hosting another Super Bowl

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Sunday night's power outage won't prevent the NFL from bringing the Super Bowl back to New Orleans.  (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Sunday night’s power outage won’t prevent the NFL from bringing the Super Bowl back to New Orleans. (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

During his post-Super Bowl news conference this morning, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday night’s power outage at Super Bowl XLVII would do nothing to harm New Orleans’ chances of hosting an 11th NFL championship game.

Most of the electricity went out at the Superdome for 34 minutes, but Goodell said it was “clearly something that can be fixed and something that can be prepared for.”
Only the next two Super Bowls have been scheduled. The 2014 game is at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J., and 2015 will be in Glendale, Ariz.
Goodell added that there was no indication the halftime show, performed by Beyonce, caused the outage. A joint statement, released by Entergy and the Superdome’s management company, said earlier Monday that a piece of equipment sensed an abnormality in the system and that the equipment “operated as designed.”

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