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Stadium TFR during Covid
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Do you think the FAA could be persuaded to relax the stadium TFR during games with no fans?
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No, I do not.  They don't want light planes buzzing the blimp or banner towers over games.
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Would be nice if they could at least keep the Yankee Stadium one out of the Hudson VFR Corridor given that the original intent of protecting 30,000+ crowds seems somewhat pointless now...
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Update: I flew the Hudson corridor tonight during the Yankees game and per LGA tower, there was no TFR.
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Per the FAA's NOTAM site, the so-called stadium NOTAM (FDC 0/0367) remains in effect.  I wouldn't trust what one controller says on this without verification.
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Well, if it were just some random controller, I would agree with you. But given that LGA tower controls that airspace, I think their word and the fact that they were clearing people up and down the skyline route all evening are pretty good indications. If you maintain that this isn't sufficient, to whom should one go for verification?
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From the NOTAM:

G.THE SYSTEM OPERATIONS SUPPORT CENTER (SOSC) IS THE POINT OF CONTACT AND COORDINATION FACILITY FOR ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS NOTAM AND ARE AVAILABLE DAILY FROM 0700-2300 EASTERN, PHONE 202-267-8276. 2001150001-PERM