Due to the incoming Hurricane Ian, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have to relocate to Miami at short notice. The hurricane is expected to hit Tampa Bay this week, with the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on the line
Munich/Tampa Bay – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will not be able to prepare normally this week for their upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Due to Hurricane Ian, the Bucs will have to relocate to Miami. Ian, who is currently strengthening over Cuba and will move on to Florida, is expected to pass over Tampa Bay on Tuesday. In Miami, the Buccaneers will use the Dolphins’ practice facilities.
Game postponement looms
Depending on how much damage the hurricane will do, a postponement of the top game is also on the cards. As of now, however, the NFL plans to play the game at Raymond James Stadium.
If the game cannot take place in the Buccaneers’ home stadium, a staging in the north is being targeted. According to ESPN, Miami is not an option preferred by the NFL. Accordingly, Minneapolis and New Orleans are likely to be considered. A decision on this will be made in the course of the week.
Last season a game had to be postponed because of a hurricane. The New Orleans Saints had to move the 2021 season opener against the Green Bay Packers (38-3) to Jacksonville.