After beating the Packers in the NFC championship game, the Buccaneers will be the first team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl at their home stadium. The Bucs punched their ticket to Super Bowl LV with a 31-26 win over Green Bay at Lambeau Field.
The Bucs’ last Super Bowl appearance was in 2003 where they defeated the Raiders 48-21.
Now the Bucs will continue their Super Bowl run on their home turf with the ultimate home-field advantage. Raymond James Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LV, will welcome about 22,000 fans—including 7,500 vaccinated healthcare workers—due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bucs’ history-making Super Bowl berth is also quarterback Tom Brady’s tenth appearance in the big game. The six-time champion will seek to win his seventh ring in two weeks when Tampa Bay faces either the Bills or Chiefs on Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET.