TAMPA — Renew the passports, call the travel agency. Or maybe just set an alarm clock. The Bucs will play the Carolina Panthers in Week 6, Oct. 13, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. local time in London, or 9:30 a.m. Eastern in the United States.
The NFL schedule will be released tonight at 8 p.m., but the league has announced details of the five international series games.
Information on how to purchase tickets will be released at a later date.
The Bucs-Panthers game will only be the second NFL contest played at the mulit-purpose Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which was built to host soccer and pro football. It’s home to the Tottenham Hotspur of the Premier League,
The soccer pitch divides and retracts to reveal a synthetic turf field that can be used for American football games.
It will be the third time the Bucs play in London, with the previous two games in 2009 and 2011 in Wembley Stadium. The Bucs lost to the Patriots and Bears, respectively, in England.
The Bucs will forfeit a home game and Carolina will officially be the visiting team. The NFL requires teams that are part of a successful Super Bowl bid to play at least one game internationally within the next five seasons. Tampa Bay will host Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium Feb. 7, 2021.