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"No Drone Zone" in Place for the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field

The zone, which falls under a temporary flight restriction (TFR), will be established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be in effect during the active event days (June 18 to 21 and June 24 to 27).

Posted: Jun 15, 2021 8:53 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2021 8:54 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - The FBI will enforce a "no drone zone" area in Eugene and Springfield during the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field.

The zone, which falls under a temporary flight restriction (TFR), will be established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be in effect during the active event days of June 18th-21st and June 24th-27th.

The TFR will run two nautical miles out from Hayward Field on all active event days and three nautical miles out (to include the Race Walk events in Springfield) on June 26.

The FBI has the authority to seize drones that violate these TFRs, and drone operators may face civil penalties or criminal charges. If you are a drone operator, ensure you are aware of these restrictions and comply with them.

The Department of Justice has designated Hayward Field and airspace around the facility as a protected venue, allowing for enforcement of "no drone zones" under this act.

In addition to the “no drone zone” operations, the FBI, Eugene Police, University of Oregon Police, and other local, state, and federal partners have been coordinating in order to rapidly share any threat information to the U.S. Olympic Trials or any related activities. There is currently no known threat to any of the scheduled events.

All of the law enforcement partners remind everyone who lives, works, or is visiting the area that if they see something, say something. Working together, we can help keep the events safe for the athletes and the wider community.

Anyone with information about potential threats targeting the U.S. Olympic Trials should contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov, or call local authorities.

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