FIFA 23, the latest installment of the incredibly popular football video game franchise, was released in September of this year to much acclaim. The game features a swathe of new features and options, will novel gameplay mechanics and new tournaments to enjoy.
Stadiums are everything in football. They represent the battlegrounds where teams walk the line between glory and failure, backed by fans who are with them every step of the way. With each new edition of FIFA, much is made about the inclusion or exclusion of certain famous football stadiums. Which new stadiums are included in FIFA 23? Let’s find out.
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
The Bernabéu is home to the almighty Real Madrid. The Spanish side is one of the most decorated and widely supported football clubs on the planet, winning their domestic league 35 times and the Champions League an astonishing 14 times.
Any superlatives used to describe Los Blancos would fall short, there’s not much to say about this footballing titan that hasn’t been said already. The inclusion of the Bernabéu in FIFA 23 was essential, no football game would be complete without it.
With visionary Pep Guardiola at the helm, Manchester City have reached a level rarely seen in world football. They are a joy to watch, a slick footballing machine that can decimate teams with relative ease. The recent addition of Norwegian goal-scoring prodigy Erling Haaland has only fortified the team and further cemented their reputation as one of the most formidable sides in the world, it’s no wonder they’re a firm favourite to clinch this years Champions League at many online bookies, including NetBet to cite just one example.
Manchester City play at the Etihad Stadium in their native city. It’s a place many teams at home and abroad have come to fear, including it in FIFA 23 was a no-brainer.
Since 2019, Italian giants Juventus and their infamous Allianz Stadium in Turin were represented in video game format by Konami in their eFootball series. However, the Serie A side penned a new deal with EA this year that saw the iconic European team and venue return to the FIFA franchise.
Players will jump at the chance to play in this fortress of a football stadium once again, with one of Europe’s truly great teams.
Alberto José Armando Stadium
The home of Argentinian side Boca Juniors, this stadium, more commonly known as La Bombonera, is one of football’s most intimidating and raucous venues. Boca Juniors are well-known for their passionate fanbase who accept nothing less than perfection, who work to make La Bombonera a true fire-keg that makes opponents balk in fear.
Much like the Allianz Stadium, Konami previously held the exclusive rights to La Bombonera. However, under the terms of a new deal, FIFA players will now once again be able to experience this legendary South American venue.
New gameplay features might be the most discussed aspect of FIFA games. However, the return of these iconic grounds is perhaps the biggest news for the franchise.