Five new stadiums have been confirmed to make an appearance in the upcoming FIFA 19. Three of them are located in England, one in Wales, and another one in Germany.
The five new additions will be:
- Craven Cottage in London, home to Fulham
- The unnamed new Tottenham Hotspur ground, in London
- Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, home to Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, home to Cardiff City
- Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany, home to Borussia Dortmund
The Fulham, Cardiff and Wolves grounds were pretty much a default choice. These teams won promotion to the Premier League last season, therefore their stadiums are mandatory for The Journey to present the full experience it aims for. Same goes for the Tottenham Stadium. It is a trickier situation there with the stadium’s construction not yet complete, but it’s expected to be ready when the season starts and thus will be present in FIFA also.
Borussia Dortmund’s case is the most interesting of the lot. The German team had signed a contract with PES last year and all merch connected with the brand was absent from FIFA 18. A change of heart delivers the Borussia gear back to FIFA this year, bringing along their beautiful stadium.
The inclusion of the Champions League and the return of a fully licensed Serie A suggest that we might see at least a couple more names added to the list by the time FIFA 19 drops in September. Expansion in Spain is also highly anticipated by fans as only the two Madrid giants, Real and Atletico, are currently represented in the game with authentic playing grounds.
The expansion in FIFA 19 continued with 16 brand new Spanish stadiums.