A power outage has halted play at the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Electricity was cut to half the Mercedes-Benz Superdome stadium a few minutes into the third quarter.

Power is expected to back up in about 15 minutes. Players have been asked to stay on the field.

At the time of the outage, the Baltimore Ravens were leading 28-6 behind the strong play of their quarterback Joe Flacco.


The third quarter began with Jacoby Jones setting an NFL record with a 109-yard kick return for a touchdown.

The Ravens are looking to capture the second ever Super Bowl title after winning their first in 2001.

- nzherald.co.nz