Bizarre game delays in sports

Intense thunderstorms and tornadoes swept across the Midwest Sunday,

causing damage in several central Illinois communities while sending

people to their basements for shelter and even prompting officials at

Soldier Field in Chicago to evacuate the stands and delay the Bears

game.

This isn't the first time that something has delayed a big sporting event. We have scoured the archives and found some memorable game delays.

Lightning strikes as the players leave the field due to an electrical storm during the NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on June 28, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes as the players leave the field due to an electrical storm during the NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on June 28, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes as the players leave the field due to an electrical storm during the NatWest Series One Day International between England and Australia played at Edgbaston on June 28, 2005 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)
A partial power outage during the third quarter causes a 34 minute delay in the game during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A partial power outage during the third quarter causes a 34 minute delay in the game during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
A partial power outage during the third quarter causes a 34 minute delay in the game during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The game is delayed as grounds crew members clean up bottles and cups thrown by fans after the home fans disagree with an infield fly ruling on a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning while taking on the St. Louis Cardinals during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Grounds crew members clean up bottles and cups thrown by fans after the home fans disagree with an infield fly ruling on a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning while taking on the St. Louis Cardinals during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The game is delayed as grounds crew members clean up bottles and cups thrown by fans after the home fans disagree with an infield fly ruling on a ball hit by Andrelton Simmons #19 of the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning while taking on the St. Louis Cardinals during the National League Wild Card playoff game at Turner Field on October 5, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
A swarm of bees occupy centerfield delaying the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
A swarm of bees occupy centerfield delaying the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
A swarm of bees occupy centerfield delaying the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
New York Mets' Derek Bell sits in a flooded dugout as muddy water pours down the steps leading to the clubhouse. Torrential rains prevented play at Shea Stadium Thursday night. (Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
New York Mets' Derek Bell sits in a flooded dugout as muddy water pours down the steps leading to the clubhouse. Torrential rains prevented play at Shea Stadium Thursday night. (Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
New York Mets' Derek Bell sits in a flooded dugout as muddy water pours down the steps leading to the clubhouse. Torrential rains prevented play at Shea Stadium Thursday night. (Photo by Keith Torrie/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
The Pepsi video screen provides light after a power outage during the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at New Meadowlands Stadium on November 14, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Luzzi/Getty Images)
The Pepsi video screen provides light after a power outage during the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at New Meadowlands Stadium on November 14, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Luzzi/Getty Images)
The Pepsi video screen provides light after a power outage during the game between the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys at New Meadowlands Stadium on November 14, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Luzzi/Getty Images)
General view as rain floods the field from the empty stands during a two-hour weather delay in the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Brigham Young Cougars at Scott Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia defeated BYU 19-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
General view as rain floods the field from the empty stands during a two-hour weather delay in the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Brigham Young Cougars at Scott Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia defeated BYU 19-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
General view as rain floods the field from the empty stands during a two-hour weather delay in the game between the Virginia Cavaliers and Brigham Young Cougars at Scott Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia defeated BYU 19-16. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on December 12, 2010, forcing the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings to be postponed and relocated to Detroit's Ford Field. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on December 12, 2010, forcing the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings to be postponed and relocated to Detroit's Ford Field. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
A torn section of the roof sags inside the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 13, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Metrodome's roof collapsed under the weight of snow after a powerful blizzard hit the area on December 12, 2010, forcing the NFL football game between the New York Giants and the Minnesota Vikings to be postponed and relocated to Detroit's Ford Field. (Photo by Hannah Foslien /Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform as the lights are out at Candlestick Park after a power outage delayed the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform as the lights are out at Candlestick Park after a power outage delayed the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders perform as the lights are out at Candlestick Park after a power outage delayed the start of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes cause a weather delay during the final round of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open at The Broadmoor on July 10, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes cause a weather delay during the final round of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open at The Broadmoor on July 10, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes cause a weather delay during the final round of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open at The Broadmoor on July 10, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes in the distance during a weather delay before the game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on August 19, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes in the distance during a weather delay before the game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on August 19, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Lightning strikes in the distance during a weather delay before the game between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers on August 19, 2011 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Manager Bruce Boche #16 of the San Francisco Giants talks with umpire Gary Darling as their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks is interupted by a twenty-minute power outage in the seventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Manager Bruce Boche #16 of the San Francisco Giants talks with umpire Gary Darling as their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks is interupted by a twenty-minute power outage in the seventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Manager Bruce Boche #16 of the San Francisco Giants talks with umpire Gary Darling as their game with the Arizona Diamondbacks is interupted by a twenty-minute power outage in the seventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on September 24, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Stadium lights go out at Comerica Park to delay the game in the second inning during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Stadium lights go out at Comerica Park to delay the game in the second inning during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Stadium lights go out at Comerica Park to delay the game in the second inning during Game 3 of the American League baseball championship series between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
A thunder storm delayed the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
A thunder storm delayed the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
A thunder storm delayed the kickoff of the game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 5, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers wait in the locker room for the game to restart during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 29-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers wait in the locker room for the game to restart during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 29-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers wait in the locker room for the game to restart during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 15, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 29-3. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Lights are off during a delay in Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lights are off during a delay in Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lights are off during a delay in Game Three of the American League Championship Series between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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