The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has declared the SoFi Stadium in California’s Inglewood as a “No Drone Zone” ahead of this year’s Super Bowl. And to make sure that drone operators don’t take the safety advisory lightly, a minimum potential fine of $30,000 has been proposed, among other things.
According to the regulatory agency, a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) will go into effect from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, 2022. This TFR will prohibit drones within a 30-nautical-mile radius of the stadium up to 18,000 feet in altitude.
In addition, drones will also be prohibited for one nautical mile and up to 3,000 feet in altitude around SoFi Stadium on Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. until the TFR for the game takes effect.
Drone operators who enter the TFRs without permission may face drone confiscation, civil penalties that exceed $30,000, and potential criminal prosecution, the FAA details in its safety plan for Super Bowl LVI.