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EA Sports confirms addition of CenturyLink Field in FIFA 16



Make it two playable MLS stadiums in EA Sports’ FIFA series.

After years of having only the Vancouver Whitecaps’ B.C. Place in the popular soccer video game, EA Sports will include CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Sounders, for the first time in its upcoming title, FIFA16.

EA Sports made the announcement on Monday morning while unveiling the list of stadiums, both old and new, in the video game. The news confirms the suspicions of many MLS fans and gamers, who identified CenturyLink Field as a possible addition to FIFA 16 during its first released trailer earlier this summer.

The only other MLS venue that is playable in FIFA currently is B.C. Place, which is located in Vancouver, the same city where EA Sports has a studio that develops the annual video game and other hit titles.

Some of the several other new stadiums announced on Monday as being included in FIFA 16 are Norwich City’s Carrow Road, Marseille’s Stade Velodrome, Bourissia Moenchengladbach’s Borussia Park, and River Plate’s El Monumental.

FIFA16, which will also include women’s national teams for the first time, hits stores in North America on Sept. 22.


What do you think about CenturyLink Field being included in FIFA16? Hoping this is a sign of things to come with more MLS stadiums being added in the next few years? Does this make you any more eager to buy FIFA16?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. My question is… will it be authentic and have them play on the turf with the quirky bounces and funky backspins…. or will it just be grass liek everywhere else…

    • Is that before or after they lay real grass over the fake turf, then another layer of fake turf over the grass, then another layer of grass? LOL.

      Worst, most unplayable field in the world. After the recent fiasco at the Manchester United game, I don’t think the national team would even consider playing on that atrocious pitch.

      • Really? It’s the only US licensed stadium in the game.

        Also, they’re bits and bytes, they can’t consider anything unless the game development team chooses it by default.

  2. This shouldn’t even be news, we all know that EA had the stadium rendered from Madden. Might as well put MetLife and the JerryDome in there as well, we ain’t impressed.

    Wake me up when you get some real North American Stadia in there – Red Bull Arena, Providence Park, Sporting Park, BMO, PPL etc,

    • The two games are made by a different studio or something. So, I guess that is actually irrelevant. I remember reading that before somewhere.

    • Maybe when you market it as FISA (soccer) and take the beautiful game seriously will we consider your interests… as it is, the game is aimed at true fans, not just “2nd gamers” who would normally mock it as “not even a real sport”.


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