The Bucs will travel to south Florida on Tuesday to begin practicing at the Miami Dolphins’ training facility to avoid interruption from Hurricane Ian.
For now, Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs is still scheduled to be played at Raymond James Stadium. The NFL is monitoring the progress of the storm and likely won’t make a decision until Wednesday or Thursday at the earliest.
The Bucs will utilize the Dolphins practice field and weight room only, not their meeting rooms.
The Dolphins play Thursday night at Cincinnati against the Bengals and will be traveling there Wednesday, when the Bucs begin preparing for the Chiefs.
Earlier Monday, coach Todd Bowles said the Bucs were working with the league on finding a place to practice and maybe relocate the game.
Bowles was asked if the league has discussed the possibility of moving the Bucs’ home game to another city.
“Possibly, if it gets to that,” he said.
Raymond James Stadium will be used by emergency services for personnel and equipment staging during the hurricane and not utilized as a public shelter, a spokesperson for the Tampa Sports Authority said.