Falcons, Seahawks game briefly put on hold because of drone flying near stadium

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Officials ordered the Seahawks and Falcons to clear the field during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game at Lumen Field in Seattle and it appears that a drone flying near the stadium is the cause for the delay.

According to the Fox broadcast, an unlicensed drone has been seen in the airspace around the stadium and league guidelines call for games to be stopped until such aircraft are outside of the protected zone. It is unclear how long that might take.

The same thing happened during Saturday’s game between Stanford and the University of Washington, which was also played in Seattle but not at Lumen Field.

The Falcons lead the Seahawks 27-23 with 6:42 left to play.

UPDATE 7:11 p.m. ET: The game has resumed in Seattle.

5 responses to “Falcons, Seahawks game briefly put on hold because of drone flying near stadium

  1. That wasn’t a drone. It was one of Geno’s balloon-ball passes.
    Put some silver iodide on the ball and he could make it rain.

  2. Just gave the blueprint to every loyal tailgater league-wide on how to stop the opposing team’s momentum when things are getting out of hand.

  3. nocomment says:
    September 25, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Just gave the blueprint to every loyal tailgater league-wide on how to stop the opposing team’s momentum when things are getting out of hand.
    ————

    Unlike the usual pulling a fire alarm in the visiting team’s hotel, pulling a drone stunt near a stadium is a Federal violation with a mid-5-figure fine and possible imprisonment. I’m sure that won’t stop the third quarter drunks though.

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