Super Bowl XLIX

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Updated Jan. 23, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX will take place on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. Game time will be at 4:30 p.m. (MST).

Note that there will NOT be an FAA slot-based Special Traffic Management Program (E-STMP) implemented for Super Bowl XLIX, however, reservations will be required for arrivals and departures from Thursday, Jan. 29 until Monday, Feb. 2 (Scottsdale/SDL will require reservations on Sunday, Feb. 1 and Monday, Feb, 2). Reservations can be obtained through your FBO for all eight Phoenix area airports.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has an aviation web page of useful and detailed information regarding Super Bowl XLIX. View the host committee web page.

Super Bowl XLIX Special Event TFR NOTAM issued for Feb. 01, 2015

FDC NOTAM 5/5158 has been released for the Phoenix, AZ area in relation to Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015.

A 10 nautical mile TFR ring centered on the University of Phoenix Stadium (or the PXR279015.7) prohibits GA operations at the following airports from 1525 local (2225z) until 2300 local (02/0600z) on Feb. 1, 2015.

  • Glendale Municipal (GEU)
  • Phoenix Goodyear (GYR)

Please note that due to the close proximity to the TFR, some approaches/departure paths may be affected at Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) while this TFR is active.

A 30 nautical mile TFR ring centered on PXR279015.7 has additional restrictions between the 10 nautical mile and 30 nautical mile areas from 1525 local (2225z) until 2300 local (02/0600z) on Feb. 1, 2015.

Flight operations on an active IFR flight plan, squawking a discrete transponder code and talking to ATC will be allowed to operate between the 10nm and 30nm rings.

The NOTAM details can be found on the FAA TFR NOTAM web page.

Arrival and Departure Reservations

Arrival and departure reservations are required at the following eight Phoenix area airports between Thursday, Jan. 29 and Monday, Feb. 2. Please note, time specific departure reservations are required beginning at 5 p.m. local time on Sunday, Feb. 1 lasting through the day Monday, Feb. 2. These time specific reservations will help manage the expected heavy departure volume after the game. Reservations may be obtained by contacting your FBO of choice at the given airport. Links to the Letter to Airmen detailing these reservation requirements are included below.

FAA ATC Air Traffic Management Initiatives

Air Traffic Management Initiatives can be expected throughout the week and may include the following

  • Ground Delay Programs (GDP)
  • Airspace Flow Programs (AFP)
  • Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP)
  • Time Based Metering
  • Miles in Trail
  • Airborne Holding
  • Ground Stops

Departure Route Requirements – Sunday, Feb. 1, 1700 local (0000z) through Monday, Feb. 2, 2300 local (0600z)

Due to the expected heavy volume of departures, users must file specific routes from Sunday, Feb. 1 at 1700 local/MST through Monday, Feb. 2, at 2300 local/MST (02/0000z – 03/0400z). These routes will be specific to airport of origin and direction of flight and/or destination. These routes can be found in the FAA Special Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM (see link below)

Arrival Route Requirements – Saturday, Jan, 31, 0600 local (1300z) through Monday, Feb. 2, 2300 local (0600z)

The arrival route requirements are specific to arrivals into GYR and GEU from the west and east and arrivals into SDL and DVT from the west. These routes can be found in the FAA Special Traffic Management Procedures NOTAM. View the FAA NOTAM.