Video: Angels vs. Rays Delayed After Lights Go out at Tropicana Field

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 13: Members of the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay Rays gather after the power went out in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Tropicana Field on June 13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
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Playing their home games at Tropicana Field doesn't make the Tampa Bay Rays immune to delays. 

With the Los Angeles Angels leading Thursday night's game 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the lights in the domed stadium went out and created quite the scene:

Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

Lights out at the Trop. #RaysUp https://t.co/xOnbfHZAqk

Cut4 @Cut4

* UNDERTAKER GONG HITS * https://t.co/vzSjl8OLAy

Patrick O'Neal @Patrick_ONeal

Never before have I seen anything quite like this. Complete power outage here at Tropicana Field. Still delay. Dugout still without power to see video. https://t.co/bqkvaV5kXd

Teams that play at outdoor stadiums could continue playing if some of the lights go out (depending on the time of day). But when a dome goes completely dark, there's no playing through it until the issue is resolved.

According to the Tampa Bay Times' Joey Knight, a fire at a substation was the cause of the outage. The two teams were able to resume play following a 36-minute delay.