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Statements issued concerning the Super Bowl power outage


New Orleans, La - Statements from NFL, Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Entergy spokesmen were issued concerning the power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.

The following is from Eric Eagan, Mercedes-Benz Superdome spokesman:

"Power has been restored. We sincerely apologize for the incident."

The following is from an NFL spokesperson:

"Stadium authorities are investigating the cause of the power outage. We will have more information as it becomes available."

 The following is from Entergy Spokesperson, Phillip Allison:

"At all times, Entergy's distribution and transmission feeders were serving the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. We continue working with Superdome personnel to address any outstanding issues."

"Entergy Corporation, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement:

"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.   For us, the Super Bowl isn't over until the last visitor leaves town, so we're focused on continuing to show our visitors a good time."

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