http://www.forbes.com/sites/prishe/...out-hurts-new-orleans-future-super-bowl-bids/ 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Mercedes-Benz Superdome may shut down future hopes of New Orleans hosting the Super Bowl again…unless they replace this outdated facility.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. How Advertisers Made The Super Bowl Power Outage Work For Them Jennifer RooneyForbes Staff Can The Baltimore Ravens Afford To Keep Joe Flacco? Chris SmithForbes Staff Beyonce's Electrifying Super Bowl Halftime Performance Blue CarreonContributor 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.