FIFA 18 fans are about to have even more good news – but it’s bad luck for everybody else.
UEFA have introduced a new rule that no longer allows patterns on the grass in stadiums – supposedly because it makes it harder for officials to judge if players are offside.
So it’s goodbye to that huge fox at Leicester City’s King Power stadium.
Sad times indeed.
But for FIFA 18 players, the lack of pitch patterns will be welcomed – as they’ve been causing headaches for the past few months, quite literally.
FIFA 17 players complained the designs meant they couldn’t see what was happening on the pitch and were, on the whole, extremely disorientating.
Not only that, but shadows – which EA may have to tone down this year – made it hard to see where the ball was.
Gamers are so happy about that they’ve started off a sub-Reddit in celebration.
Time will tell whether EA manages to sort the pitch patterns before FIFA 18 is launched on September 29.
Either way, FIFA gamers will be rejoicing as they will finally be able to get a clear view on the pitch in FIFA 18.
So, will there be new stadiums in FIFA 18?
These include LA Galaxy’s StubHub Center, newly-promoted Huddersfield Town’s John Smith’s Stadium and Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex arena.
Sadly, there’s one notable omission – and were not talking about the Camp Nou. White Hart Lane will not feature – as Tottenham have now moved to Wembley.
The Estadio Vicente Calderon will also likely get the chop, given that Atletico Madrid are in the process of moving to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Here’s every stadium that will feature in the game – not including the generic ones.
- Dean Court: AFC Bournemouth
- Emirates Stadium: Arsenal
- Amex Stadium: Brighton & Hove Albion
- Turf Moor: Burnley
- Stamford Bridge: Chelsea
- Selhurst Park: Crystal Palace
- Goodison Park: Everton
- John Smith’s Stadium: Huddersfield Town
- King Power Stadium: Leicester City
- Anfield: Liverpool
- Etihad Stadium: Manchester City
- Old Trafford: Manchester United
- St James’ Park: Newcastle United
- St Mary’s Stadium: Southampton
- bet365 Stadium: Stoke City
- Liberty Stadium: Swansea City
- Wembley: Tottenham Hotspur
- Vicarage Road: Watford
- The Hawthorns: West Bromwich Albion
- London Stadium: West Ham United
- Villa Park: Aston Villa
- KCOM Stadium: Hull City
- Riverside: Middlesbrough
- Carrow Road: Norwich City
- Loftus Road: QPR
EFL League One
- Fratton Park: Portsmouth
- Allianz Arena: Bayern Munich
- Johan Cruijff Arena: Ajax
- Borussia Park: Borussia Monchengladbach
- Donbass Arena: Shakhtar Donetsk
- Mestalla Stadium: Valencia CF
- Juventus Stadium: Juventus
- Olympiastadion: Hertha Berlin
- Stade Velodrome: Olympique Marseille
- Parc des Princes: PSG
- San Siro: AC Milan & Inter Milan
- Santiago Bernabeu: Real Madrid
- Signal Iduna Park: Borussia Dortmund
- Veltins Arena: Schalke 04
- Volksparkstadion: Hamburg SV
- Wanda Metropolitano: Atletico Madrid
Rest of the world
- BC Place Stadium: Vancouver Whitecaps
- CenturyLink Field: Seattle Sounders
- Estadio Azteca: Club America
- King Abdullah Sports City: Al Ittihad & Al Ahli
- King Fahd International Stadium: Al Hilal, Al Nassr & Al Shabab
- La Bombonera: Boca Juniors
- El Monumental: River Plate
- StubHub Center: LA Galaxy
- Suita City Football Stadium: Gamba Osaka
We’ve also pulled together 15 stadiums fans want to see in FIFA 18. You never know, they could still make their way on to the game.
Turk Telcom arena
San Mames Stadium
Capacity: 53, 289
Team: Athletic Bilbao
Estadio do Dragao
Team: Futebol Clube do Porto
Team: Celtic FC
Red Bull Arena Leipzig
Team: RB Leipzig
Team: Feyenoord (Eredivisie)
Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium
Parc Olympique Lyonnaise
Team: Olympique Lyonnais
Estádio José Alvalade
Team: Sporting Clube de Portugal
Team: PSV Eindhoven
Stadio San Paolo
Team: Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Estadio da Luz
Team: S.L. Benfica
Team: Beşiktaş J.K
Team: Mainly been used for football matches between the major football clubs in Rio de Janeiro, including Flamengo, Fluminense, Botafogo and Vasco da Gama
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