FAA: Don’t Even Think About Bringing Your Drone To The Super Bowl

Bring your team spirit to the big game, but unmanned aerial vehicles are not welcome.

Bring your team spirit to the big game, but unmanned aerial vehicles are not welcome.

If you’re packing for the Super Bowl with an eye on getting a bird’s-eye-view of the big game with a remote-controlled aircraft, you can fill your luggage with extra socks instead: the Federal Aviation Administration is warning football fans against flying their drones around Levi’s Stadium on game day.

The FAA says it’s putting temporary flight restrictions in place that will establish a No Drone Zone during the Super Bowl. Unmanned aircraft operations will be prohibited within a 32-mile radius of the stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Feb. 7, between 2 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.

“With so many drones being sold for recreational use, we want to do everything we can to get the word out that the game is a No Drone Zone,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We’re working closely with our safety and security partners to spread this message as widely as possible.”

It’s unclear what will happen to any errant drones buzzing around on game day, however.