Super Bowl = International Game

December 12th, 2018

If you want NFL strongman Roger Goodell to play ball with you, there is a cost involved.

The Bucs will host a Super Bowl in 2021. But to be awarded that honor, the Bucs are required by the NFL to cough up a home game to be played internationally.

Thus, the Bucs will be playing a home game next year at a yet-to-be determined site against an opponent to be announced in the spring of 2019.

So while Bucs fans will enjoy all the festivities and pageantry that goes along with the Super Bowl a year from February, it means one less home game in 2019.

24 Responses to “Super Bowl = International Game”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    only red headed step children get treated like this!!!!…lol…



  2. Joel Says:

    Rams, Chargers, Raiders, Jaguars, and Buccaneers.

    Nope. Its actually just the teams with the most empty seats and worst fan attendance. Pretty simple.

    Last years Jax team was a mirage.

  3. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    So the Bucs are shipping a home game to London next season. You have to think this was expected when USF outdrew them for a home game and they spent another game giving tickets away.

    Hey, I save a nice piece of change on my season tickets. Enjoy London, Bucs. Try not to get stabbed.

  4. 813bucboi Says:


    you are correct sir!!!!!!

    win and we wont have this problem….


  5. Bucko40 Says:

    Can’t wait for the Glazerhouse Boys to start the rhetoric about relocation due to poor attendance and merchandise sales.

  6. Josh Says:

    Maybe a dumb question, but do they take that cost off next years season ticket price? Or do you get tickets to the game in the other country?

  7. Buc believer Says:

    F…. Goodelll he and his wife the former news anchor can kiss my A…

  8. El Buco Realisto Says:


    International game = Reduced Suspension sentence for a certain QB!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. DaPostman Says:

    So 5 of the 7 Cal/Fla teams will play overseas? If winning is what mattered why are the Rams and Chargers going overseas?

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Actually they always put a crappy team in the international game, and we’ve been a crappy team for too many years. It was only a matter of time.

    Has nothing to do with hosting the Super Bowl in 2021

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m fine with that tradeoff.

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    if your team dont put a$$es in the seats, they go overseas….fins and 9ers dont have a problem filling their stadium…..or they at least have better attendance than the teams going across the pond…


  13. sincethebeginning Says:

    The m*f*ng Patriots have played internationally in the recent past, same with the Cowgirls. So have the Steelers (aka Chucky’s b**ches). This idea of yours is ridiculous, Joe. Out of those three teams, only JerryWorld does Super Bowl hosting. And Jax does it because their owner is on record that he is working a marketing angle. Kraft might have been made to bend over for Mexico City because of deflategate, but how do you explain Pittsbarf playing internationally? How does that fit any of the possible conspiracy theories you like to push?

  14. Birdman Says:

    You’re saying that like we wouldn’t take that trade all day?
    Would Joe rather see a Super Bowl or a regular game at the Den of Depression?

  15. Seminole Bill Says:

    I’m assuming, as a season ticket holder, that I only will have to pay for 9 games next year, vs. 10. Does anyone know if that is true?

  16. Buc believer Says:

    @Bill… that is true. I got it directly from my account rep. Believe me I gave him a TON of SPIT over it as well not that it’s his fault. I am still SO pissed!

  17. Zwak Says:

    But it will bring in millions of dollars to the area? Ya right for hotels and restaurants we are all sheep..

  18. Dapostman Says:

    Buc Boi……..

    The Rams do not have a problem with winning or putting people in the seats. Seems to me everyone is just speculating WHY some teams are playing overseas and some aren’t. The Rams and Chiefs were supposed to play in Mexico City this year. No problem winning last year or putting people in the seats in LA or KC. Obviously it has nothing to do with winning. You guys keep trying to reinvent the wheel and I’ll read all the comments and have a laugh like I always do.

  19. Clodhopper Says:

    I’d rather have the home game but if I were on city counsel or whoever gets the Super Bowl in Tampa, I’d rather have the Super Bowl.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Kris Richard has done nothing to prove he can be a good head coach. Come on, people.

    Click my name, see better suggestions for head coach.

  21. Joe Says:

    Has nothing to do with hosting the Super Bowl in 2021

    Has everything to do with the Super Bowl. League rules state if a team hosts a Super Bowl, it must give up one home game to play away from American soil in a five-year window.

  22. Joel Says:

    Nope. Atlanta was awarded rhe super bowl in 2019 back in 2016. Hasnt played overseas since 2014.

  23. Joel Says:

    Whoever here thinks the LA teams arent hurting in attendance needs to wake up. It’s all opposing fans at their games.

  24. Dapostman Says:


    2014 to 2019 may be considered a 5 year window.

    As for the Rams wether it’s home fans or away fans they aren’t having attendance issues. The Rams are #10 averaging 72,000 per home game. The Bucs are #30 averaging 54,000 per home game.

    The Chargers are dead last at 33,000 per home game in the tiny stadium.