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The Flying of Unauthorized Drones at Stadiums Prompts Safety Concerns

Along with huge crowds and tailgating parties, football stadiums across the country are becoming magnets for something else on game day: rogue drones.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a rash of incidents this fall in which thrill-seekers with small, camera-toting drones have violated airspace restrictions by swooping over large outdoor sporting events. The problem has become most common at football games, with at least a half-dozen drone sightings reported at major college and NFL contests since August.