Forbes: Blackout hurts New Orleans' Chances of Future Superbowl

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    Superdome Shutdown: Super Bowl XLVII Blackout Hurts New Orleans' Chances to Host Future Super Bowls


    Superdome Shutdown: Blackout Reverses Game's and City's Momentum
    Whereas the Baltimore Ravens shut down the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of Super Bowl XLVII by a score of 21-6, an embarrassing facility blackout sustained during the 3rd quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome may shut down future hopes of New Orleans hosting the Super Bowl again…unless they replace this outdated facility.
    The Superdome was built in 1975, and underwent massive reparations after Hurricane Katrina.
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    New Orleans has hosted 10 Super Bowls, tied for the most with Miami. Naturally, New Orleans is known for its party vibe being home to Mardi Gras. The compactness of the French Quarter to the city’s sports facilities and convention centers make it an ideal host.
    But a blackout during the Super Bowl? This absolutely cannot happen!
    No matter how many times the city has hosted the big game before, this cannot happen.
    It is an embarrassment for the facility operators, and quite frankly, it is a black-eye for NFL operations.
    The 2014 Super Bowl will be in New York/New Jersey at New Meadowlands Stadium, and the 2015 game will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
    The most recent trend for Super Bowl cities and facilities is to head to newer facilities. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, New Meadowlands Stadium in NY/NJ, Reliant Stadium in Houston, and U of Phoenix being excellent recent examples.
    New Orleans has cashed in on their historical calling card as a festive host city.
    But in the aftermath of Sunday night’s second half blackout, New Orleans may need a new football stadium before they play host to their 11th Super Bowl.
  2. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    That's the first thing I thought of when it happened, but now that I've thought more about it, I'm not buying it. New Orleans is tied with Miami for hosting the most Super Bowls and the city has proven time and again that they can not only handle it, but make sure everyone has a good time. Sure, it was a glitch that made the NFL look bad, but by the time the city bids on a future game, which will be at least 3 years and more likely 5 or 10, they will barely remember this happened; especially since it didn't cost the Ravens the game. Not only that, but I assure you, the Superdome will have a contingency plan in place next time so that it never happens again.
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  3. KyleK

    KyleK Who, me? Staff Member

    Goodell said it was insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
  4. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    The dome hosts a zillion a games a year, power goes off once every 20 years? Not an issue. It happens. People struggle to make up news to write about.
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  5. xlnsports

    xlnsports Cajun In Exile

    There Martin fixed it for you !!!!
  6. Tiger_fan

    Tiger_fan Freshman

    i actually enjoyed the black out, and the newspaper headlines are having fun with it:

    "Electrifying" -- The Boston Globe and The Times-Picayune
    "Electric Ending" -- Seattle Times
    "Dancing in the Dark" -- New York Daily News
    "Smokin' Joe Punches Niner's Lights Out, Then Survives Power Surge" -- Philadelphia Daily News
    "Super Power: Ravens Withstand 49ers Surge" -- Newsday
    "Dark Knights: Ravens Win Blackout Bowl" -- New York Post
    "In the end, Ravens see the light" -- Kansas City Star
    "Surge Protector: In lights-out performance, Flacco guides Ravens to Title" -- Chicago Tribune
    "Absolute Power" -- The Washington Post
  7. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

    Forbes magazine needs to realize that snow and cold and distant hotels are a bigger problem than a once in 25 years outage.

    I told them that they should have never built the superdome on that graveyard.
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  8. fanatic

    fanatic Buckle your seatbelts...

    NFL say blackout WILL NOT hurt New Orleans chances to host future Super Bowls

    So much for the Forbes article.

    NEW ORLEANS -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Sunday's 34-minute blackout won't impact the city of New Orleans' chances of hosting another Super Bowl.
    "I fully expect that we will be back here for Super Bowls," he said Monday morning. "And I hope we will be back. We want to be back."
  9. mctiger

    mctiger Kenny HIlliard, Beast Staff Member

    A freak occurrence can't cancel out decades of consistently producing great events.
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  10. stevescookin

    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

    Not just a Super Bowl problem: Blackouts show need for smart grid, experts say

    While the reasons for the 34-minute power outage during Sunday’s Super Bowl remain largely unknown, advocates for a smarter energy grid say it is the latest example of why the nation needs desperately to invest in its electricity infrastructure.
    The blackout in New Orleans, coupled with the recent prolonged outages in New York and New Jersey caused by Hurricane Sandy, have put on display for the world how vulnerable America can be to losing its lights. Experts say it is a vulnerability that could have potentially crippling effects.
    “The grid has all these parts where accidents can occur, and many accidents have the potential to create widespread problems,” said Susan Tierney, co-author of a National Research Council report that details the flaws in how the country gets its power.
    The National Research Council report, completed in 2007 but declassified by the Department of Homeland Security last November, warns that a coordinated strike on the electric grid could have devastating effects on the American economy and psyche.

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