Officials of Entergy New Orleans say the device, called a relay, had been installed to protect the stadium from a cable failure between the company's incoming power line and lines that run into the stadium.
Company officials said the device performed without problem during January's Sugar Bowl and other earlier events.
They said the device has been removed and replacement equipment will be installed.
The power failure cut lights to about half of the stadium for 34 minutes, halting play between the Baltimore ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
More Sports Headlines
No. 10 Gonzaga rolls past Washington 80-64 in Bahamas 12:44 p.m. NHL’s Canadiens sign GM Bergevin to extension 1:06 p.m. Late Frank Gifford suffered from degenerative brain disease 1:04 p.m. Rams WR Bailey critical after being shot in Florida 1:02 p.m. NBA’s Hornets agree to multiyear extension with CliffordAP Photo NCCB106 12:59 p.m. Syracuse University’s appeal of basketball sanctions rewarded 12:57 p.m. Source: Rams' Bailey in critical condition after shooting Seahawks' Wilson says money has not changed him
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.