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Title: Power Failure Hits Colonial

Sunday 30 April 2000 Colonial Stadium's horror start to the season continued yesterday when a two-hour power failure left much of the stadium in darkness and threatened to delay the start of the St Kilda-Adelaide clash.

Power was restored late in the third quarter, but for most of the game lifts throughout the stadium did not work, one of two scoreboards was out of action, corporate suites were blacked out and Adelaide coaching staff had to borrow two-way radios from the police because their phones did not work.

The problems emerged on a day when heavyweights including AFL chairman Ron Evans, chief executive Wayne Jackson and Colonial Stadium chief executive Ian Collins mingled with the crowd of 20,125 to check on ticketing and ground entry, which have been plagued with problems since the stadium's opening earlier this year.

A fault in one of the two sub-stations that supply power to the venue caused yesterday's blackout.

Stadium general manager Martin Mowlam said he was confident the problem would be rectified before today's clash between Geelong and Richmond.


-- (, April 29, 2000

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