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Vikings to Host Buccaneers Week 1 of 2023 at U.S. Bank Stadium

EAGAN, Minn. – Mark your calendars, everyone.

The Vikings 2023 schedule has been released, and Minnesota will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The game is slated for noon (CT) on Sunday, Sept. 10 and tickets are now on sale.

This will be the second season in a row the Vikings open at home, after kicking off the 2022 campaign by hosting the Packers, and sixth overall since U.S. Bank Stadium opened in 2016.

View home and away photos of the Vikings 2023 regular season schedule.

The Vikings have opened their season against the Buccaneers four previous times: 1981, 1982, 1998 and 2005. Minnesota and Tampa Bay shared the NFC Central Division from 1976, when the Bucs entered the league through 2001. The NFL reconfigured into eight four-team divisions in 2002, when the Vikings were placed into the NFC North and the Bucs were placed in the NFC South.

After going 13-4 last season under Head Coach Kevin O'Connell, the Vikings will look to start out strong in O'Connell's second year at the helm.

Minnesota will face a Tom Brady-less (we checked – he's retired for good this time) Buccaneers squad with an entirely new offense. Dave Canales is serving as the team's offensive coordinator after 13 seasons as an assistant coach in Seattle, and he'll be working with quarterback Baker Mayfield under center. Mayfield will have receivers Mike Eva

The Buccaneers are led by Head Coach Todd Bowles, and 2023 marks the second season with Co-Defensive Coordinators Larry Foote and Kacy Rodgers.

The Vikings will also see a familiar face in Buccaneers outside linebackers coach George Edwards, who served as Minnesota's defensive coordinator from 2014-19.

View behind-the-scene photos from the Vikings 2023 schedule release video that was shot with a drone throughout the TCO Performance Center.

Tampa Bay lost safety Keanu Neal (Steelers) and quarterback Blaine Gabbert (Chiefs) in free agency, in addition to releasing tackle Donovan Smith, running back Leonard Fournette and tight end Cameron Brate. The Bucs traded guard Shaq Mason and a 2023 seventh-round pick to the Texans in exchange for a 2023 sixth-rounder.

The Buccaneers added eight players via the NFL Draft last month, including Pittsburgh defensive lineman Calijah Kancy in the first round and North Dakota State tackle Cody Mauch in the second round.

The Vikings are 6-1 in home openers at U.S. Bank Stadium, with the only loss occurring in 2020 when fans were not in attendance.