Super Bowl Security: FBI Collects Drones Near Stadium

Super Bowl Security: FBI Collects Drones Near Stadium

Super Bowl Security: FBI Collects Drones Near Stadium

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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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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