TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Downtown St. Petersburg and Tropicana Field experienced power outages Thursday evening.
According to a Duke Energy spokesperson, a bird’s nest fell inside a substation located on 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida, which caused the outage.
The outage lasted 3 minutes.
The power for all 12,900 customers in the area has been restored. But crews are still working to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.
8 On Your Side’s Victoria Price also learned Tropicana Field experienced a complete power outage for about 8 seconds. The emergency lights then came on for roughly 25 minutes.
The game against the Los Angeles Angels was delayed for 36 minutes.
According to a spokesperson with the Tampa Bay Rays, fans at the game were offered buy one, get one free soda and beer through the last call as a thank you for being patient during the outage.
This is the second time in a month Tropicana Field has experienced a power outage.
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