Home of the NFL’s New York Buffalo Bills, the New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York has officially implemented new drone ordinances as the team’s upcoming preseason rapidly approaches. According to local publication Rochester First, the Orchard Park Police Department arrested a drone pilot who flew his UAV in the stadium’s parking lot during a U2 concert last year and encountered a crashed drone inside the New Era Field the year before that.
These incidents, unfortunately, forced a realization that the implemented anti-drone ordinance of 2015 hadn’t deterred people from violating it, and that stronger methods were in order.
“Local law enforcement can’t enforce federal law for the air,” Orchard Park Chief Mark Pacholec explained to Rochester First. “We can detain someone and seize stuff, turn it over to the feds but we can’t enforce it.”
Since the FAA can enforce airspace regulations, however, the Orchard Park town