The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been granted expansion access to add Switzerland and Austria “as part of the league’s International Home Marketing Areas (IHMA) program.”
“We are excited to expand our international reach to include Austria and Switzerland, in addition to our ongoing efforts in Germany,” stated Bucs’ Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “As we witnessed firsthand last season, there is a passion for the NFL and the Buccaneers in that region of the world. We look forward to building upon the successes we have experienced in Germany, while continuing to connect with our fans in all three countries and growing our game globally.”
In addition to Germany, we're excited to expand our international home markets to now include Austria & Switzerland! 🇦🇹🇨🇭
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) April 25, 2023
In 2022 the Bucs played in the first ever NFL game played in Germany. Nearly 70,000 fans filled the Allianz Arena as the Pewter Pirates defeated the Seattle Seahawks.
“In an ongoing initiative, the Buccaneers support 40 different flag football teams across five major cities in Germany, providing approximately 1,400 kids ages 11-15 with playing gear. The organization has plans to continue furthering its commitment through the support of more teams and athletes across the region in the coming years. The female MVP at the Flag Finals, Joan Reumann, will be announcing Tampa Bay’s first selection on day three of the 2023 NFL Draft from Germany.”