NFL Says Super Bowl Blackout Not Beyonce’s Fault

Source: Lauren Effron / ABC News

Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show performance was electrifying, but it did not cause the stadium’s power outage that followed shortly after, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell today talked at a press conference about last night’s power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans that killed lights, darkened the scoreboard, halted escalators and knocked out air conditioning shortly after the start of the third quarter, delaying the game for 34 minutes.

“There’s no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show,” Goodell said. ”Absolutely none. I know that’s been out there, to say that Beyonce’s halftime show had anything to do with it. That’s not the case from anything we have at this point. ”

Doug Thornton of SMG , the Superdome’s management company, also spoke at Monday’s press conference with Goodell and said the halftime show was on a separate generator and wasn’t drawing power from stadium sources.

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