In advance of Saturday's Cy-Hawk football game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones, politics was in the air. Literally. The controversy arose when a small aircraft flew over the stadium during the game, raising concerns about the safety of such flights over crowded sports stadiums.
A coalition of U.S. sports leagues is urging lawmakers not to reverse a federal law that currently bans flights over sports stadiums. The law was put in place to ensure the safety and security of spectators and players during major sporting events.
The New York Jets' Week 1 match against the Buffalo Bills is at risk of delay after a shelter-in-place warning was issued at MetLife Stadium. The presence of an aircraft above the stadium prompted authorities to take precautionary measures, causing potential disruptions to the game schedule.