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NFL Reveals Official Backup Site for Chiefs-Bucs if Relocated Due to Hurricane Ian

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The NFL has revealed the official backup site for Chiefs-Bucs if it is relocated due to Hurricane Ian.
The NFL has revealed the official backup site for Chiefs-Bucs if it is relocated due to Hurricane Ian. / AP Photos/Carlos Osorio

Hurricane Ian is heading toward Florida and may cause the location of the Week 4 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be moved from Raymond James Stadium. The NFL has revealed what the neutral site location would be if a new plan needed to be put into place.

Chiefs vs Buccaneers Week 4 Location

This Sunday Night Football matchup would take place at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN, instead. The home of the Minnesota Vikings is one of the newest NFL stadiums to be built (2016) and can sit up to 73,000 people. Of course, the Vikings play overseas in London on Sunday morning.

As of Wednesday afternoon, no change has been made and the league office is keeping contact with local authorities. It seems like this decision could come down to the last minute with a hope that the effects of Hurricane Ian are minimal. Swirling high winds may be the biggest obstacle to overcome.

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was adamant that "wherever we need to go, we'll go," during his latest press conference. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay head coach Todd Bowles explained that his squad is trying to keep "business as usual" despite already having to move into the Dolphins' practice facility.

Further updates on this situation should be released in the coming days. No matter where the game is played, expect a thrilling contest between two teams with their eyes set on winning Super Bowl 57. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds have the Chiefs slated as 1.5-point favorites over the Buccaneers.

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