Super Bowl Security: FBI Collects Drones Near Stadium

Super Bowl 2019 stadium pestered by drones, despite ban

Super Bowl 2019 stadium pestered by drones, despite ban

The FBI is cautioning drone pilots against flying them anywhere near the site of the Super Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia - not only on game day but leading up to it as well.

The FBI has already confiscated several drones for flying too close to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl LIII.

The FBI showed off a number of drones they confiscated which they said violated that airspace.

Whomever decides to buy them should think twice, because sitting in front of their TV gets them a much better view of the game, considering there might be reporters, cameramen, and cheerleaders patrolling that area all game long and blocking your view.

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The grand affair was attended by celebrities like Sohail Khan , Yuvraj Singh , Suresh Raina , Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi. Singer Mika Singh posted a video from the gala in which he is seen sitting alongside Kapil and cricketer Yuvraj Singh.

As the Associated Press noted, for a good example of how seriously officials take this kind of activity, look no further than Gatwick Airport.

For comparison, a soda at Super Bowl 52 at Minneapolis' US Bank Stadium, poured in a souvenir cup, went for $30, to go with $15 hot dogs and $13 domestic beers.

Drone flight was prohibited on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. EST on Sunday for one nautical mile (2 km) around the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and up to an altitude of 1,000 feet (305 meters), the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Offenders could face thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time.

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