FBI Los Angeles
Public Affairs Specialist Laura Eimiller
(310) 996-3343
December 31, 2021

Drone Owners Are Reminded That Airspace Above the Rose Bowl, Parade and Related Events Has Been Designated a 'No Drone Zone'

Law enforcement will enforce local and federal laws regarding Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, during New Year’s Day events in the city of Pasadena.

The FBI provides assistance each year to local law enforcement at the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl football game in the city of Pasadena, just as it does for many special events in Southern California throughout the year. The FBI joins the Pasadena Police Department (PPD), which is leading security efforts for Rose Bowl events on New Year’s Day, and the Federal Aviation Administration, in reminding the public that the airspace above these events has been designated a “No Drone Zone.” Law enforcement strongly advises the public to leave drones of all sizes at home so that the safety of all attendees is ensured.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has implemented a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) for both the Tournament of Roses parade and Rose Bowl football game. Information about all federal UAS/drone regulations can be found on the FAA website. The specific TFR can be found at Rose Bowl TFR

Law enforcement in attendance will actively monitor the events for illegal UAS/drone use.

There is a zero-tolerance policy regarding any UAS/drone use anywhere within the “No Drone Zone” established by the FAA for these events. Drone incursions in a TFR are considered illegal. Anyone who attempts to fly a UAS/drone in any prohibited manner may be subject to arrest, prosecution, fines, and/or imprisonment.