FAA Announces Super Bowl LVI Safety Plan

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with law enforcement, the aviation community and the National Football League to ensure safe, secure and efficient aircraft operations for Super Bowl LVI. The Super Bowl will be held Feb. 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

The agency is planning for hundreds of additional take-offs and landings and aircraft parked at Los Angeles-area airports during Super Bowl week. Special procedures, including Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) and a No Drone Zone, will limit flights around SoFi Stadium before, during and after the game. 

The game-day TFR will go into effect at approximately 2:30 p.m. PST. It will cover a ring of 30 nautical miles (34.5 miles), centered over the stadium and from the ground up to 18,000 feet in altitude. It will expire at 8:30 p.m. PST, but may be extended if conditions warrant. Drones also are prohibited inside the TFR. 

Pilots must be aware of the latest flight advisories and check Notices to Air Missions (NOTAM) before flying. Pilots and drone operators who enter the TFRs without permission could face civil penalties that exceed $30,000 and potential criminal prosecution. 

The TFR will not affect regularly scheduled commercial flights at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Emergency, medical, public safety and military operations may fly in the TFR while it is in place, in coordination with air traffic control.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) enforces TFRs in real time.