Super Bowl 2019 stadium pestered by drones despite ban

first_imgSuper Bowl LIII will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  Rich Graessle/Getty Images The FBI has already confiscated several drones for flying too close to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl LIII. “#FBI Atlanta is reiterating the message that #ATLSB53 is a #NODRONEZONE after six were confiscated yesterday for violating the current TFR in place,” the bureau’s Atlanta field office tweeted Friday, referring to a temporary flight restriction. See All Super Bowl 2019 Super Bowl 2019 3 ways to follow the Super Bowl for free Comments First published Feb. 1, 12:48 p.m. PT.Update, 1:12 p.m. PT: Adds comment from the FBI.Best Super Bowl TV deals: Buying a new TV for the big game? These are your best choices. How to watch the Super Bowl: Watch the game in the US for free, on TV or online. Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Now playing: Watch this: • 3 Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailer Share your voice 1:06 May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot #FBI Atlanta is reiterating the message that #ATLSB53 is a #NODRONEZONE after six were confiscated yesterday for violating the current TFR in place. #SBPublicSafety @FAANews https://t.co/zC7fXEjUoA pic.twitter.com/HubzXCV5XT— FBI Atlanta (@FBIAtlanta) February 1, 2019 Tags Federal Aviation Administration flight restrictions, dubbed the “No Drone Zone,” went into effect Thursday barring drone flights within a 1-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 1,000 feet in altitude. On game day, drones are banned from flying within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 17,999 feet in altitude, from 5:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST. “Law enforcement is spending way too much time on drones, when those resources could be used for other security,” said Kevin Rowson, public affairs specialist with the FBI in Atlanta, according to The Walton Tribune. The FBI has a zero tolerance policy toward drone use in the No Drone Zone, said FBI spokeswoman Shayne Buchwald in an emailed statement. Drone operators who violate the flight ban could face fines and jail time. reading • Super Bowl 2019 stadium pestered by drones, despite ban Droneslast_img

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