TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' preseason game against the Washington Redskins has been moved to Wednesday night because of a potentially severe storm headed to the area.
The game will remain at Raymond James Stadium and will now be played Wednesday at 8 p.m. — instead of Thursday night — in an attempt to avoid 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," Buccaneers chief operating officer Brian Ford said.
"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."
We support the decision made by the Buccaneers and the NFL. We look forward to our game on Wednesday. https://t.co/LtR7zlbbt8— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 30, 2016
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