8:37 PM: PG&E crews and team officials are working to determine the cause of two power outages that delayed a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Candlestick Park tonight.
The first outage was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. and service was restored about 20 minutes later. The game, which was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., started at around 6 p.m.
The second outage occurred during the second quarter, at around 6:45 p.m. Power was restored and the game resumed at around 7 p.m.
“Right now, we believe the power outage occurred because of a blown transformer. We have all our available personnel working to confirm that,” said Steve Weakland, the team’s director of corporate communications.
“There are more questions than answers; we have asked PG&E to assure us and the NFL that this will not reoccur,” Weakland said.
A PG&E spokesman tonight said utility crews are actively investigating the cause of both outages.
Spokesman Jason King said a downed power line in the area may be related to the first outage.
“There is no indication that PG&E equipment was involved in the second outage,” he said.
Candlestick Park was the only facility impacted, he said.
7:12 PM: The San Francisco 49ers continue to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight after a power outage delayed the game for a second time tonight.
The outage occurred at around 6:45 p.m. and service was restored at around 7 p.m.
The first outage, which occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m., delayed the start of the game by about 20 minutes.
The 49ers issued a statement earlier this evening saying, “We have all resources working to find out what happened.”
A spokesman for PG&E said multiple crews were at the site investigating the cause of the outages.
6:58 PM: The power has gone out in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park for a second time tonight.
An outage shortly before 5:30 p.m. delayed a game this evening between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers before it was restored about 20 minutes later.
The game started at around 6 p.m., officials said.
A second outage occurred at around 6:45 p.m., delaying the game for a second time tonight.
6:04 PM: A power outage at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park delayed a Monday Night Football game between the 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening.
The outage was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. and was restored by around 5:45 p.m.
Multiple PG&E crews are on site to determine the cause of the outage, according to the utility.