Perhaps the setting for the first power outage in Super Bowl history was quite fitting. After all, the Superdome has hosted some of the most bizarre moments in sports history such as Chris Webber's infamous timeout and Roberto Duran's stunning No Mas surrender against Sugar Ray Leonard.

Now Ravens' 34-31 win against the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII will forever be known for the lights going out early in the third quarter.

With Baltimore ahead 28-6, the lights and scoreboard at the Superdome clicked off at 7:37 p.m. CT, thanks to a power surge. This caused a 34-minute delay, and when play resumed, the 49ers staged a memorable comeback to provide a thrilling finish to what had been shaping up to be a blowout.

The 49ers had experience with lights failing. Their 2011 Monday Night Football game against the Steelers at Candlestick Park had two separate stoppages because of power failure. Here's a look at that moment and other notable stadium breakdowns:

Famous Sports Stadium Fails Slideshow


Ravens-49ers Super Bowl 2013

The power outage came with 13:22 left in the third quarter. The Ravens were leading 28-6, and after a 34-minute delay, they held off the 49ers' rally to win the second Super Bowl in franchise history.


Candlestick Park (San Francisco), 2011

The lights went out twice Monday night. The first delayed kickoff of the 49ers-Steelers Monday Night Football game by 20 minutes. Then early in the second quarter, a second outage caused a 16-minute delay.


Metrodome (Minneapolis), 2010

You would think a stadium in Minnesota should be built for the snow, but the Metrodome's roof caved in after a big blizzard. The Vikings had to move one game to Detroit and another to the University of Minnesota's stadium, which is an outdoor venue.


New Meadowlands Stadium (New Jersey), 2010

The Giants-Cowboys game was delayed six minutes after two brief power outages. A few banks of lights went out the first time. Then the second outage lasted just six seconds but zapped all the lights.


Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia), 2001

The Eagles-Ravens preseason game at the Vet was called off after the turf was deemed too dangerous. Kickoff was first delayed for a half hour before officials decided to cancel the game. Uneven cutouts in the turf that covered infield dirt made footing an issue.


Kingdome, (Seattle) 1994

A Mariners-Orioles game was postponed after four 15-pound insulating tiles fell from the ceiling. They crashed in the stands behind home plate about 2 1/2 hours before the scheduled start.


Olympic Stadium (Montreal), 1991

The Expos were forced to play the final 13 home games of the season on the road after a 55-ton chunk of concrete crashed on to an interior walkway. No one was injured, but it was another debacle for a venue that was plagued with problems practically from the time it opened in 1976.


Boston Garden, 1988 and 1990

The Garden had no air conditioning, which caused fog to develop on warmer nights such as when the Bruins were in the playoffs. Game 4 of the 1988 Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Oilers ended in a 3-3 tie after the power went out late in the second period and could not be restored. In Game 1 of the 1990 Cup Final, also between the Bruins and Oilers, the lights went out early in triple overtime. This time they were able to turn the power back on after a half-hour delay. Edmonton won the game and swept the series. There was also a game against the Canadiens in the early 80s in which play continued despite the fog.

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