Sunday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will continue to be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa as originally scheduled, the NFL announced Thursday.
The NFL had selected U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as a contingency site for the game after the Bucs had evacuated the area because of Hurricane Ian.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with the many thousands in the Southwest Florida region who have been severely impacted by Hurricane Ian,” the Bucs said in a statement Thursday. “We are also very thankful that the Tampa Bay area was spared the most damaging consequences of this powerful storm.
“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 has selected U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as the contingency site for Sunday’s Chiefs-Bucs game due to Hurricane Ian.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the game remains scheduled for Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. https://t.co/qyJ2thDlm3
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BREAKING: The NFL announced that if Chiefs-Buccaneers’ Sunday night game can not be played in Tampa due to Hurricane Ian, the game will be moved to Minnesota at U.S. Bank Stadium. https://t.co/UOtcDPDVPW
— FOX4 News Kansas City (@fox4kc) September 28, 2022