Officials still seeking cause for 2nd Candlestick power outage

Officials still have not determined why the power went out Monday night at Canlestick Park during the San Francisco 49ers’ game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, investigators believe a downed power line was the cause of the outage that happened just before kickoff. They have yet to determine why power was lost again at the start of the second quarter.

It’s an embarrassing situation for the 49ers and the NFL and some conspiracy theorists suggest it was a plot to gain support for a new stadium for the franchise in Santa Clara. Officials from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. continue to explore the aging stadium for clues.

"We're still working on it," spokesman Joe Molica said. "We'll get to the bottom of it, but just don't have any findings yet."

The 49ers have said they hope to have answers soon. The team closes the regular season with road games at Seattle and at St. Louis but the Niners will be back home for a playoff game. Hopefully, the power will stay on.

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