Drones can be used to cause harm to players and fans by carrying in explosives or weapons. Drone can bypass traditional security systems like Metal detectors and deliever a gun right in the hands of a shooter
Secure your stadium airspace against all drone threats.
Traditional security measures like metal detectors don’t protect against drones. It only takes a minute for someone to fly in a weapon using a drone, or to attach explosives to a drone and get close to the crowd.
Stadium operators and sports teams can take proactive measures by installing drone detection and mitigation systems to ensure the safety of players and audiences, while also preventing drones from capturing high quality footage that can breach broadcast contracts or copyrights.
The University of Oklahoma have already recognized the threat that drones pose by installing drone detection system.
Ahead of their Super Bowl game, the NFLs Atlanta Falcons security spotted a drone flying over their practices. While the pilot turned out to be a neighborhood family, many initially speculated espionage from their opposing team, the New England Patriots.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), decided to close the retractable roof of the Millennium Stadium in Wales over fears terrorists could fly a drone into the ground during the Champions League final.
A drone pilot unlawfully distributed flyers to crowds at two NFL stadiums in California. The drone was armed with "anti-media" leaflets that were then dropped into the crowd to spread the pilot's message.
A rogue drone flew directly inside a baseball stadium, crash landing into a group of spectators. Investigators were not able to determine if the pilot was flying with malicious intention, or if this was a case of pilot error.
Set for July 2017, event organizers are equipping themselves with massive nets to catch drones if they come too close to the racetrack, athletes or spectators.