To keep the Super Bowl as a “neutral site,” the National Football League has informed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that they cannot fire their cannons after touchdowns or big plays.
That’s according to a statement the Bucs released on Twitter Tuesday.
“The firing of the cannons after big plays is a tradition that defines what it means to be a Buccaneer fan and serves as a signature element of our home game experience at Raymond James Stadium,” the team said. “However, we also acknowledge and understand the NFL’s position with regards to maintaining the integrity of a neutral site atmosphere for Super Bowl LV. While the cannons may not fire in their typical fashion, we look forward to showcasing parts of our tradition while working within the league’s guidelines.”
The Bucs, who are the first-ever team to play in a Super Bowl that they are also hosting, are set to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7.