New Orleans / February 3, 2013

1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

" Obviously on the power outage, it was an unfortunate incident. We're looking into trying to get the facts. There were no safety issues at any point in time. The Dome personnel did an outstanding job. I salute our fans and our personnel, our teams. I think everyone stayed calm and worked through the issues."

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

"This is clearly something that can be fixed and clearly something that we can prepare for. And we will. And in the future, we'll want to make sure that we do everything possible to avoid this once we've identify the cause. But to your core question, I do not think this will have an impact on future Super Bowls in New Orleans. I fully expect we'll be back here for Super Bowls."

3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

"There is no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show. Absolutely none. I know that's been out there to say that Beyonce's halftime show had something to do with it. That is not the case from anything we have at this point."


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the 34-minute power outage during the Super Bowl was an "unfortunate incident."

But he said there were no safety issues, no injuries and "everyone stayed calm."

Goodell said in a news conference the blackout was "clearly something that can be fixed," and he said the Superdome had an alternative power source if the power outage had continued.

The NFL Commissioner dismissed any suggestions that the blackout will affect New Orleans chances of hosting another Super Bowl, insisting, he fully expects to be back.

Goodell also said Beyonce's halftime show had nothing to do with the power outage.

He said an investigation is ongoing and officials are "trying to get the facts."


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