Drones have been banned from flights within 30 miles of the Super Bowl football in the United States this weekend.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a ‘temporary flight restriction’ around the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

The FAA has declared the area a ‘no drone zone’ in a video posted on YouTube.

Anyone caught breaching the rules faces possible civil penalties or criminal charges.

‘Don’t spoil the game. Leave your drone at home,’ adds the FAA.

Seattle Seahawks play New England Patriots in Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX.

A few days ago, Amateur Photographer magazine quizzed the UK’s aviation watchdog, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), about drone use. For details, see the video interview below: