Officials appear to be worried that drones may descend on Super Bowl 50. The Federal Aviation Administration has released a short video advising drone enthusiasts to leave their unmanned aircraft at home if they’re attending the big game.
“Bring your lucky jersey, your face paint and your team spirit but leave your drone at home,” the narrator of the video says. The FAA has decreed the stadium where the game will be played a “no drone zone.”
It’s understandable why the feds would be worried about drones interfering with the game. A record number of unmanned aircraft were bought as gifts during the holiday season and the FAA has only just introduced a formal registration process for these devices. And with the game taking place in Silicon Valley, at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium, there’s likely to be considerably more drone owners in the area than in other parts of the country.