SMG Senior VP Doug Thortnon said, "The halftime show, as the Commissioner said, was running on 100 percent of generated power, which means it was not on our power grid at all. As a matter of fact, during the halftime show we were metering the amperage, as we normally do, and we had a drop in the amperage used and the consumption of power because our house lights went down; we went to a dark house.
He also said that it does not appear Beyonce's performance had anything to do with the outage.
"There was no correlation at this point, that we can make with the halftime show, because it was on 100-percent generated power."
Goodell also talked about concerns on if a similar electrical issue could happen at MetLife Stadium next year.
"Well, I'm smiling a little because one of the other guests that I was sitting with last night was (New Jersey) Governor (Christopher) Christie. So yes, we've already had that conversation. He's already hard to work on that. But, I think that's the issue; we always identify this as a potential concern, and it's something that we always have to do proper steps to make sure we prepare for it. There's one other point that I've seen a little speculation about -
Eric Grubman, the NFL VP of Business Operations was asked whether this is something that will go into the process of looking at host cities going forward.
"There are two questions in there. The first is, ‘Does this affect how we look at a venue when we put on an event? The answer is yes. It has been. I would simply say, looking at this before the event and during that situation last night with the outage, there were multiple sources of power with redundancy. Steps were taken to make sure that the significant, raw power for the halftime show was put on dedicated generator sources. When you start thinking about that from your own house, you get multiple sources of power into your house and your generator, you have taken a lot of steps. In terms of New Orleans, if you look at it from the perspective of how much fun people had and how flawlessly the city hosted the Super Bowl, all the fans and the teams, there is no question that this is actually pretty small in the grand scale of things."