PG&E spends $1M to keep lights on at 'Stick'

Candlestick Park is shown during a power outage before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Pittsburgh Steelers in San Francisco, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

January 19, 2012 2:52:50 PM PST
PG&E and the city of San Francisco have spent nearly $1 million to make sure the power stays on at Candlestick Park during Sunday's NFC championship game against the New York Giants.

More than a mile of wire has been replaced, computer software has been upgraded, and a faulty switch inside the stadium has been fixed in the past month.

You may remember that two outages halted a Monday Night Football game at the 'Stick last month. Mayor Ed Lee called the incident a national embarrassment.