New Orleans In Play For Relocated Bucs-Chiefs Game

September 27th, 2022

Joel Glazer needs to put his foot down.

If Team Glazer approves this, then Joe will pronounce them idiots.

Most Bucs fans realize that the approaching Hurricane Beckles has disrupted the Bucs’ week of practice and could result in Sunday night’s home game being relocated.

Tampa weather should be just fine on Sunday night, but storm damage could make it nearly impossible to host the game — from power outages to stadium ruins to issues getting TV production crews in town for the broadcast, and more.

NBC News in New Orleans is reporting today that slimy Saints’ home, the Superdome, has made itself available to host the Bucs-Chiefs game. And they report that a decision should be made by Thursday afternoon.

That game cannot be played in New Orleans if fans are allowed in. Unacceptable.

When the NFL has relocated games, they’ve opened the stadium to local fans at the “neutral” site, at a highly discounted price. You know, so it looks good on TV. However, if the Bucs play the Chiefs in New Orleans, Joe is confident at least 15,000+ Saints fans would be in the house booing the Bucs and turning it into a true road game for Tampa Bay.

That would be fundamentally unfair. And don’t get Joe started on how it’s wrong for the Bucs to be forced to play a “home game” on turf versus their grass surface in Tampa.

Team Glazer has enough pull to get the game played somewhere other than New Orleans, if the relocation is necessary. Make it happen, Team Glazer, don’t act like this is the mountainous challenge of figuring out how to let the average Joe fan attend a Tampa training camp practice.

45 Responses to “New Orleans In Play For Relocated Bucs-Chiefs Game”

  1. STL-BucsFan Says:

    How about Titan Stadium?? shouldn’t the conditions (Grass, Open Air, Neutral Fans) cater to the team that’s supposed to be the “Home” team since they’re the ones being moved? I’m sure the fans in Tennessee would root for the Bucs over Conference Rival KC.

  2. Hodad Says:

    Why do I get the feeling the NFL is going to screw this, and therefore us up.

  3. Cayman Buc Says:

    I don’t see why they can’t play the game in Miami. Makes sense, the Bucs are already in town, and not too far for those Buc fans not affected by the storm to travel.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Just chill out NFL. The hurricane is clearly going to hit well to the south of Tampa, no need to rush to make a decision. We will know soon enough if it’s going to be a legit issue for us or not.

  5. Brad Says:

    Joe, I live in New Orleans. Pelicans season started yesterday. No one is coming out after an early morning of Jameis. The Aints fans have already moved on from the season.

  6. ocala Says:

    Unless Tampa takes a direct hit you would think the game is played in Tampa

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not worried about the Saint’s fans……concerned with Bucs partying on Bourbon Street….

  8. David Says:

    Absolutely not. Just stay in Miami.

  9. Dom Says:

    They should move it to Gillette Stadium. The Pats play away this week and it lets their fans see Tommy again without it being against their team. Sort of gives us a home field still since you know their fans are going to root for us

  10. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Where are you predicting landfall Fancy Man?

  11. #8 Says:

    Gillette 100%. Brady fans & NE fans also don’t like KC. Grass.
    It’d be as close to a home game as you can get.
    Plus tons of NE snow-birders haven’t yet matriculated to FL, so probably plenty up there would go to the game and cheer for the Bucs as well.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    The NFL: “Let’s either move their HOME game to the stadium of their biggest rival, or make them fly about as far north as possible. Brilliant!

    Don’t worry, they already are playing another “home game” in Germany this season!”

  13. HC Grover Says:

    Baloney. They must of put Bowles in charge of the incompetant weather service. It will be a lovely afternoon in Tampa after the storm hits Venice and fizzles out on the way to Daytona Beach. This has been just another government fiasco.

  14. DerekNC Says:

    Move it to Nashville TN

  15. adam from ny Says:

    back to dallas since jerry knows we are the “new america’s team”

  16. dmatt Says:

    Why not play in Jaguars stadium. Don’t believe JVille will have much impact during or post storm.

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    This has got to be a joke. A really bad joke.

  18. HC Grover Says:

    Urgent to all Buc evacuees…turn around and go back. They sent you to where the squall is going.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Listnfrmafar will find some way to blame Hurricane Ian on BA…..

  20. AbucAway Says:


    Not just NO! But H3LL NO!!

  21. Goat slayer Says:

    Just move it to Cleveland it a open air stadium and it would be a neutral enough for both teams

  22. Willie Jordan Says:

    The City of Tampa Bay is most definitely welcome to New Orleans, They will be welcome.Stay safe Buccaneers.

  23. Redeemer Says:

    Three people I don’t trust. Weather men, sorry persons. Used car salesman, sorry used car salespersons. The NFL league office. This is sure to be a gigantic cluster.

  24. Destinjohnny Says:

    Go to Mobile

  25. Mike Johnson Says:

    Tobe honest, the game can be played in Alaska for all I care. Will our top 3 receivers be healed enough tp play? Thats my concern. A good team can win in Saudia Arabia. If you good, you can win anywhere. We just better be ready for KC. They are mad about their last game lost. They will be ready wherever the game is played.

  26. Colonel Angus Says:

    Nashville. Lots of Bucs fans up here.

  27. rrsrq Says:

    Why not Tallahassee, but then that darn war chant might come into play

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I read that they were reluctant to use Miami because they were concerned about State resources being needed elsewhere……sounds like BS to me.

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    Tampa will come out of this storm basically unscathed. Business as usual by Friday. Sunday will be a great day for football in Tampa. Take it to the bank.

  30. BigMacAttack Says:

    High Rise Buildings are going to get some wind though, especially those under construction if everything on upper floors isn’t secured.

  31. View from 132 Says:

    THAT is what it took to pronounce them idiots? Not years of Raheem Morris? Schiano? Never paying back Hillsborough tax payers for their half of the stadium they made billions off of using for free? They are idiots for relocating a game in a storm? Pfft.

  32. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Nashville!!! I’m here and would love to go to this game. Hope you guys back in Florida are prepared and safe!

  33. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Just say no to The Sewer Dome! The Bucs shouldn’t have to go back to that joint for at least a year. They’d probably put out booby traps in the Bucs locker room and on their sideline.

  34. orlbucfan Says:

    Who is kidding who here? Aint no way this primetime sucker is played at RJS on Sunday. How many have been to RJS? It borders right on Tampa Bay. Even if this b@ ### makes landfall @ around Pt. Charlotte/ Punta Gorda, it’s gonna be rough for the rest of us in the central parts of FL. Big worry is flooding. Our grounds are saturated. The other problem is the eye. It is full of tornadoes.We are just beginning to get the outer bands. 🙂

  35. James in Memphis Says:

    If this game is played in New Orleans I’m out…. Sorry… It’s that serious for me.. Call me what you want…

  36. Buddy Says:

    The game has been moved to Minn. Players and staff have just been told.

  37. Goatfarmer Says:

    When is the Chiefs bye? If it falls with the Bucs just flip us. We could use the bye right now.

  38. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Monday at Rayjay!

  39. Chiefs in OK Says:

    @Goatfarmer, Chiefs bye is Week 8.

  40. steele Says:

    Tampa and St. P may get a direct hit, first since the 1920s. Everyone be safe.

    I hope the hurricane won’t be a major distraction for the Bucs, but how can it not, with guys worried about their families and homes. Big mental advantage for KC.

    Forget NO. If they won’t find a true neutral site, then play it somewhere where they hate the Chiefs.

  41. RandsABucFan Says:

    What’s wrong with a college stadium? Like Doak Campbell?

  42. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Since it’s a Bucs home game, it should be a location of the Bucs choosing. End of discission.

    I bet any city would welcome an influx of drunk money-spenders, during these hard times.

    They have cleanup crews for these types of things, lol

  43. Buccsfanchad Says:

    If it does go to N.O. I know one restaurant the team won’t be eating at, or at least Mike Evans won’t be. But that just means they gotta not go out to dinner with Jameis to a seafood restaurant and get set-up for stealing crab legs.

  44. ModHairKen Says:

    God, you people. Fair? 15,000 booing fans. Ooohhh. Scary.

    Are they men or not? Get the f’ing job done. They won there on the way to a SuperBowl. Stop being crypus cooter boys.

  45. RustyRhinos Says:

    Hey Adam. “back to dallas since jerry knows we are the “new america’s team”” you need to check your sheet, “America’s QB” now plays in Nawlins maybe they can claim that title, I want another Super Bowl return, not another America’s QB pick 6!!