TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coming off back-to-back playoff appearances and a 2021 NFC South title, will be the National Football League's first team to play a regular season game in Germany.
What You Need To Know
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play a game in Germany during the 2022 season
- Date, time and opponent will be announced later
- The Buccaneers have played three regular-season games abroad, all in London
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The league and team made the announcement Monday morning. The game will take place during the 2022 season.
"We look forward to participating in the first regular season NFL game in Munich, Germany, later this fall as part of the International Series," said Buccaneers Owner/Co-Chairman Joel Glazer. "This historic game will play a crucial role in the NFL's efforts to grow its international footprint while allowing us to directly engage NFL fans in Germany."
The date and opponent will be announced when the NFL releases the 2022 schedule.
Fans can register their interest in attending the 2022 game in Munich and sign up to receive additional information at www.nfl.com/munich.
The Buccaneers have played three regular-season games abroad, all in London, in 2009, 2011 and 2019.
According to the team's website: "Last year, as part of the League's expansion of the regular season to 17 games, it was determined that, beginning with the 2022 season, up to four of the teams from the conference whose teams were eligible for a ninth regular-season home game, would instead be designated to play a neutral-site international game each year."
In addition to the Bucs, the NFL said the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints will play international games during the 2022 season.