Illumination Dynamics Keeps Broadcast Power Going at Candlestick Park
Monday, December 19 marked the biggest game for the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park since 2003, so when the power went out just before kickoff, a packed stadium sat in complete darkness. The outage delayed the game 20 minutes and had many people frightened.
While officials inside the park assured fans that the game would resume shortly, the massive television audience was kept constantly up-to-date by the broadcast which remained current because the television trucks had not lost power as they were powered by paralleling generators provided by Illumination Dynamics.
Early in the second quarter, power in the park was lost again for approximately 15 minutes, but all TV trucks stationed outside the stadium remained running, keeping the public up to speed on the unfortunate events and simultaneously assuring the public that nothing major had happened.
Illumination Dynamics provides paralleling generators to ESPN at all Monday Night Football games, powering all of the TV trucks needed to broadcast the games. In the case of the 49ers vs. Steelers game, the true necessity of external power for broadcast was exemplified by the two power outages, not only was the broadcast of the game uninterrupted, but keeping the public notified of the situation kept outside worry to a minimum.