The Bucs and Redskins game will now be played on Wednesday due to weather concerns – Photo: PR
From The Buccaneers Communications Department:
This week’s preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium has been moved to Wednesday, August 31, at 8:00 p.m. ET. The change from the originally scheduled date of Thursday, September 1, is in an effort to avoid anticipated severe weather from Tropical Depression Nine which is expected to impact the Tampa Bay area.
“We have been in regular communication with administrators from the Tampa Sports Authority, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa and the National Weather Service over the past day as it has become apparent that the most severe weather associated with Tropical Depression Nine will likely make landfall on Thursday,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “This decision was made by both teams in conjunction with the National Football League and local authorities in an effort to ensure the safety of our fans, players and stadium staff.”
The game will be broadcast on WFLA News Channel 8 beginning with the scheduled 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
Through wind, rain storm, heat and one time against the Steelers I thought it was going to snow, Scubog will be there.
I hope the field is covered and keep it that way until it’s time to play the game. I see no reason to tear up a very good field for a meaningless game.
It only matters to the Glazers who don’t want to refund the money to the season ticket holders they force to pay full price for the tickets.
They and every other NFL team.
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