EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - While the NFL and officials in New York and New Jersey will do everything possible to prevent another power outage at the Super Bowl, energy experts say it's almost impossible to guarantee that the lights will stay on at any event, let alone the cold-weather championship game at MetLife Stadium in 2014.
University of Pittsburgh energy expert Dr. Gregory Reed said the cost of backing up every system at any stadium would be exorbitant, and the best that stadium operators can do is to examine the power systems before the contest and prepare for every eventuality.
Bill Squires, the former vice president and general manager of Giants Stadium, said the power issue will not only be a hot topic for the NFL and next year's Super Bowl host committee, but also for all stadium operators.

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