Despite the impact that Hurricane Ian has made on the state of Florida, the NFL will proceed with Sunday’s game between the Chiefs and Buccaneers in Tampa.
The Buccaneers officially announced that Raymond James Stadium will host this weekend’s game against the Chiefs:
“We are also very thankful that the Tampa Bay area was spared the most damaging consequences of this powerful storm,” the team said in a press release. “We have informed the NFL, after consulting with local and state agencies, that we are ready to play Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium as originally scheduled.”
The NFL had U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota lined up as the backup option if the Bucs couldn’t host the game.
In addition to announcing their official plans for this Sunday, the Buccaneers thanked the Miami Dolphins for allowing them to use their practice facilities.
Kickoff for this Sunday’s game between the Buccaneers and Chiefs is at 8:20 p.m. ET. This matchup will be televised on NBC.