Power outage causes delay at Whitecaps game

West Michigan Whitecaps fans at Fifth Third Ballpark during a power outage. (July 6, 2016)

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A power outage at Fifth Third Ballpark Wednesday evening caused a delay at the West Michigan Whitecaps game.

According to the Consumers Energy interactive power outage map, some 980 customers in the Comstock Park area lost power around 8:45 p.m.

The Whitecaps tweeted that the outage led to a delay of game. They were trailing the Great Lakes Loons 2-1 at the bottom of the sixth inning when the delay began.

A power outage at Fifth Third Ballpark during a West Michigan Whitecaps game. (July 6, 2016)
A power outage at Fifth Third Ballpark during a West Michigan Whitecaps game. (July 6, 2016)

Around 9:30 p.m., the power was back on at the stadium and play soon resumed. Fireworks scheduled for after the game weren’t affected. The Whitecaps offered those who stuck out the delay a free ticket to another game.

The Loons went on to win the game 6-2 in 10 innings.

Power was restored for just about everyone in the Comstock Park area by 9:50 p.m.

Consumers didn’t immediately say what caused the outage, but the Whitecaps tweeted it was connected to a transformer along West River Drive.

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