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Lights out at the Meadowlands

East Rutherford : NJ : USA | Nov 15, 2010 at 2:06 PM PST
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The new $1.7 billion NFL stadium, shared by both the New York Giants and New York Jets went dark during Sunday's game between the Giants and the Cowboys. Twice, during a time period of only 11 minutes, power went out twice at the new stadium, leaving fans and players dazed and confused.

The first time, according to reports, a transformer blew - thus causing power to re-distribute throughout the stadium and causing some light standards to go out. The second time power went out, it caused a "five-second glitch" before the stadium lost power entirely.

What's even worse, is the game was on national TV, and the TV feed had a bit of a hard time getting their signals back. The second outage also caused some alarms to go off inside the stadium; and the PA announcer for the Giants told fans to remain where they were seated; instead of causing a large panic.

There are no speculations so far about what caused the outage. Stadium officials will do some diagnostic tests before drawing their final conclusion. One of the co-owners of the Giants didn't think it was a major deal and that people have experienced power outages in their own homes; so why not the Giants' home?

This isn't the first time a technical glitch has happened at the new stadium, either. Earlier this year, sound was lost during a Bon Jovi concert. It happened at another concert a couple weeks later. But, when you have a stadium as large and as expensive as the new Meadowlands stadium; you can't expect everything to run perfectly.

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In this  June 7, 2010 file photo, Jon Bon Jovi smiles at a photocall ahead of his band's 12 show...
In this June 7, 2010 file photo, Jon Bon Jovi smiles at a photocall ahead of his band's 12 show residency at London's o2 arena in east London. Bon Jovi was able to finish a concert in his home state of New Jersey Friday night, July 10, 2010 despite tearing a calf muscle toward the end of the show. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, file) | Bon Jovi Injury
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