Flying drones in and around stadiums that seat 30,000 people or more is prohibited by law beginning one hour before and ending one hour after the scheduled time of any of the following events:
- Major League Baseball Game
- National Football League Game
- NCAA Division One Football Game
- NASCAR Sprint Cup, Indy Car, and Champ Series Race
To educate fans and local communities about these restrictions, the FAA, in conjunction with the Stadium Managers Association (SMA) created the “It’s Game/Race Day: Leave Your Drone at Home” safety campaign.
The primary slogan/theme is: “IT’S GAME/RACE DAY PUT YOUR DRONE AWAY”
Alternate slogans/themes are: “WE ARE NOT PLAYING LEAVE YOUR DRONE AT HOME” and “BE A GOOD SPORT LEAVE YOUR DRONE AT HOME”
The FAA and SMA have developed a toolbox for stadium management and team representatives to use for media and outreach purposes. Toolbox contents include standard graphic files, customizable graphic files (customized with team colors), sample social media copy, and broadcast/announcer copy. Drone safety is everyone’s business and the FAA is proud to work with the SMA and remind people to leave their drones at home.