Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6.
The New Orleans fire department has been called to investigate a smell of gas near the Superdome's elevator No. 8, New Orleans police Sgt. T.J. St. Pierre said.
The elevator has stalled on the seventh floor, according to police radio.
The majority of lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. There was 13:22 left in the quarter.
CBS reported it could take until 9:05 to 9:10 ET to return power to all the lights.
The teams remained on the field, with players stretching and trying to stay warmed up, including the Ravens' Joe Flacco and Ed Reed. Cheerleaders kept going through their routines
There was a public address announcement for fans to stay in their seats.
Officials gathered on the field and appeared to be talking to stadium personnel.Source: