silvervigilante.com / By SV / February 7, 2013
It was too good to be true. Really. A power outage at the Super Bowl? In 2013? Oh, the story line reads so well. In a time when 50% of US citizens are somewhere around the poverty line, not even the nations’ most watched event can go off without a decaying infrastructure getting in the way. Public records show that Superdome officials were worried about a power outage many months before the big game, indeed.
On October 15, a memo was released by the Louisianna Stadium & Exposition District, which oversees the Superdome, claims October tests on the dome’s electrical feeders demonstrate they had “some decay and a chance of failure.” The company that supplies the stadiums’ power “had concerns regarding the reliability of the Dome service from Entergy’s connection point to the Dome,” according to the memo.
And so then, nearly $1 million dollars were spent on upgrades which failed.
Which were $1 million dollars misspent.