Goal takes a look at the confirmed, and speculated, stadiums making their way into FIFA 18
FIFA 18 looms large on the horizon, and fans are clamouring to find out which stadiums will be included in the latest iteration of the world’s most popular football game.
EA Sports have thus far remained tight-lipped but, given their history, we can safely say that all 20 Premier League teams will have their stadiums faithfully brought to life.
That means that Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion’s homes – the John Smith’s Stadium and the Amex respectively – will be in the game.
White Hart Lane, however, will be gone, with Tottenham moving into Wembley for a season, while a recent gameplay trailer teased a potential MLS addition to the stadium roster.
Take a look below at the stadiums that you’ll be strutting your virtual stuff in this season!
AMEX STADIUM – BRIGHTON
The Seagulls won promotion to the Premier League from the Championship in 2016-17, as they finished second behind Newcastle and, as such, the Amex will feature in FIFA 18.
A stylish, modern stadium, it boasts a capacity of just over 30,000, and FIFA 18 will mark its debut in the series.
JOHN SMITH’S STADIUM – HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
Built in something of an old-fashioned style, the John Smith’s Stadium has been the home of newly-promoted Huddersfield Town, as well as rugby league side Huddersfield Giants, since 1994 and will host Premier League football for the first time in 2017-18 after the club won the play-off final.
STUBHUB CENTER – LA GALAXY
Confirmed in a recent trailer for The Journey, which follows fictional football star Alex Hunter, the StubHub Center will be in FIFA 18.
EA Sports have promised a “truly global journey” in this season’s continuation of Hunter’s story, and the recent trailer also showed the Galaxy locker room, so fans will be getting plenty of detail.
WANDA METROPOLITANO – ATLETICO MADRID
This one isn’t confirmed yet, but it’s a pretty safe bet. The Estadio Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid’s former home, was featured in FIFA 17, but the club are moving into new digs for the upcoming season, and one can assume that FIFA 18 will make the move with them, so Antoine Griezmann and Co. can play in their new home.
BEST OF THE REST
FIFA has numerous stadiums every year, with all of the Premier League teams covered, as well as the European elite, including Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Goal has compiled a handy list of every club represented in the game; the generic stadiums are not listed.
|FIFA 18 STADIUMS|
|PREMIER LEAGUE (ENGLAND)||CLUB||CAPACITY|
|Dean Court||AFC Bournemouth||11,464|
|Amex Stadium||Brighton & Hove Albion||30,750|
|Selhurst Park||Crystal Palace||26,309|
|John Smith’s Stadium||Huddersfield Town||24,500|
|King Power Stadium||Leicester City||32,500|
|Etihad Stadium||Manchester City||55,097|
|Old Trafford||Manchester United||76,100|
|St James’ Park||Newcastle United||52,354|
|St Mary’s Stadium||Southampton||32,689|
|bet365 Stadium||Stoke City||27,902|
|Liberty Stadium||Swansea City||20,972|
|The Hawthorns||West Bromwich Albion||26,500|
|London Stadium||West Ham United||57,000|
|EFL CHAMPIONSHIP (ENGLAND)|
|Villa Park||Aston Villa||42,790|
|KCOM Stadium||Hull City||25,404|
|Carrow Road||Norwich City||27,220|
|EFL LEAGUE ONE (ENGLAND)|
|Allianz Arena||Bayern Munich||75,000|
|Johan Cruijff Arena||Ajax||54,033|
|Borussia Park||Borussia Monchengladbach||46,287|
|Donbass Arena||Shakhtar Donetsk||52,187|
|Mestalla Stadium||Valencia CF||55,000|
|Stade Velodrome||Olympique Marseille||67,394|
|Parc des Princes||PSG||48,583|
|San Siro||AC Milan & Inter Milan||80,018|
|Santiago Bernabeu||Real Madrid||81,044|
|Signal Iduna Park||Borussia Dortmund||81,360|
|Veltins Arena||Schalke 04||54,740|
|Wanda Metropolitano||Atletico Madrid||68,000|
|REST OF THE WORLD STADIA|
|BC Place Stadium||Vancouver Whitecaps||54,500|
|CenturyLink Field||Seattle Sounders||67,000|
|Estadio Azteca||Club America||87,000|
|King Abdullah Sports City||Al Ittihad & Al Ahli||62,241|
|King Fahd International Stadium||Al Hilal, Al Nassr & Al Shabab||68,752|
|La Bombonera||Boca Juniors||49,000|
|El Monumental||River Plate||61,688|
|StubHub Center||LA Galaxy||27,000|
|Suita City Football Stadium||Gamba Osaka||39,694|