Going to the Super Bowl This Year? Remember to Leave Your Drones at Home

Drones are prohibited from flying within 34.5 miles of the stadium on Game Day

Going to the Super Bowl This Year? Remember to Leave Your Drones at Home
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February 2, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding the public that the airspace around Houston's NRG Stadium is a No Drone Zone on Super Bowl Sunday.

Certain aircraft operations, including drones, will be prohibited by Temporary Flight Restrictions from entering a 34.5-mile radius of Houston's NRG Stadium on the day of the Super Bowl. The restrictions will be effective from 4pm until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 5.

The agency produced a video telling attendees to bring their lucky jerseys, face paint, and team spirit to the game but to leave their drones at home because both the stadium and the areas around it are a No Drone Zone. It is promoting the video on several platforms, including its website, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

"Drones are becoming much more popular, but they also pose certain safety risks," said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. "We're working closely with our safety and security partners to spread the No Drone Zone message as widely as possible."