Police: Gas smell in Superdome --Super Bowl on Hold 03 Feb 2013 Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6. Police officials said too much electricity was being pumped into the Superdome, causing a surge, and the power is in the process of returning to the building. The New Orleans fire department has been called to investigate a smell of gas near the Superdome's elevator No. 8, New Orleans police Sgt. T.J. St. Pierre said.