Atlanta Police Department and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) want to remind the public that no drones are allowed around sites hosting events related to the Super Bowl. Drones will be prohibited around and over the stadium starting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 31st.
Atlanta Police Department sent out a tweet reminding the public to leave their drones at home. The “NO DRONE ZONE” extends beyond Mercedes Benz Stadium to these other event sites: Georgia World Congress Center, State Farm Arena, Olympic Part, and the Fox Theater.
APD REMINDER: Drones are strictly prohibited in the area around the #SBLIII footprint which includes @MBStadium, @GWCC_ATL, @StateFarmArena, @centennial_park and the @TheFoxTheatre. Please make sure to leave drones, of any size, at home. #ATLSB53 #SBPublicSafety #KnowBeforeYouGo pic.twitter.com/HjDqPJ0Y3B— Atlanta Police Dept (@Atlanta_Police) January 27, 2019
The FAA released an announcement stating the airspace around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIII, on Feb. 3, 2019, and during three days leading up to the event. The drone restrictions begin at 10 a.m. on January 31, 2019.
The FAA will restrict drone flights for one nautical mile around the stadium up to an altitude of 1,000 feet on January 31, February 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, and on February 3 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at which time the TFR for the game takes effect.
|Atlanta Super Bowl LIII - "No Drone Zone"|
|Date||Time of Drone Restriction (Eastern Time)|
|January 31, 2019||10 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.|
|February 1, 2019||10 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.|
|February 2, 2019||10 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.|
|February 3, 2019||10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. TFR 5:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.|
On game day (February 3, 2019), the FAA will establish a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) that will prohibit drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 17,999 feet in altitude. The TFR will be in place from 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
The FAA warns that pilots found violating the temporary flight restriction could face fines to $20,000 and criminal prosecution.