SAN JOSE, Calif. – PayPal Park, home of the San Jose Earthquakes, will host the Drone Racing League (DRL) on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT. DRL is the world’s premier professional drone racing property and will provide spectators with a thrilling, tech-driven sports competition where the world’s best drone pilots race high-speed drones through an immersive neon-colored aerial course. Tickets are available here.

The DRL Race in the Cloud Presented by Google Cloud will mark the 2022-2023 DRL Algorand World Championship Season opener.

“Google Cloud and the Drone Racing League are globally recognized for technology innovation, progressive thinking, and making the future happen today. We are thrilled to partner with Google Cloud to engage their worldwide community of developers through our sport,” said DRL President Rachel Jacobson. “Together, we will launch our 2022–23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season with a spectacular drone race as part of Google Cloud’s marquee event of the year.”


The 2022–23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season will start airing high-speed drone racing across all dimensions on November 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. PT on NBC, YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Doubling down on where Gen Z fans want to watch drone racing, DRL will expand its media distribution to top streaming platforms this season, including TikTok, where the league has 5 million followers.

The world’s 12 best drone pilots race high-speed drones through iconic sports arenas, DRL SIM virtual maps, and a metaverse world on the Algorand-blockchain to be crowned the DRL Algorand World Champion. The DRL race locations include PayPal Park and a championship in loanDepot Park, home to Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins. Virtual courses in the DRL SIM game on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, and Epic Games include the U.S. Air Force Boneyard Map.

DRL partners including Algorand, the leading high-performance blockchain platform, Google Cloud, T-Mobile, the U.S. Air Force, and Draganfly, the award-winning, industry leading drone systems and solutions provider, will activate throughout the season.

Find the DRL race schedule and ticketing info here.

About DRL

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the world’s premier, professional drone racing property. The best drone pilots in the world fly in the league and millions of fans watch them race on NBC, Twitter, and other international sports networks. Combining groundbreaking technology and immersive drone racing, DRL is creating a new era of sports that brings high-speed competition IRL, in virtual simulation, and in the metaverse. Founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski in 2015, DRL is a privately held company headquartered in NYC. For more information, visit www.drl.io.  

About PayPal Park

PayPal Park, home to Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes, is an 18,000-seat soccer-specific stadium located on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in MLS and is among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in MLS to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports. The stadium has hosted numerous non-MLS regular season events since its inaugural season in 2015, including the International Champions Cup, numerous U.S. Women’s National Team friendlies, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star Game against Arsenal FC and a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier for the U.S. Men’s National Team. For more information about PayPal Park, visit www.sjearthquakes.com.