Major Soccer Clubs’ Stadiums Remain Missing From EA Sports FC 24 and Look Increasingly Unlikely to Make an Appearance

Published 09/26/2023, 6:21 AM EDT

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EA Sports FC 24 is just knocking on the door. The latest installment of the arguably best soccer simulation series is going to be released on September 29. Breaking out of the FIFA wrapper, this game is not only coming with a new name but also with some unique features as well. But for some reason, fans of two specific clubs might not be eyeing the game so much.

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EA Sports FC 24 won’t be featuring two of the most iconic soccer stadiums in the world. These two stadiums are the home grounds of two European giants. So, fans of these clubs won’t be delighted by their club’s chant while playing this highly anticipated title. Let’s find out what gems we will be missing out on in FC 24.

Cam Nou and Allianz Arena won’t be featured in EA Sports FC 24

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Sad news for FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich fans: two of the most iconic stadiums in the world, Camp Nou and Allianz Arean, won’t be in EA Sports FC 24.

Both clubs have a rich history on their respective home soils. The home ground of the current La Liga champions was built in 1957. This stadium is famous for its engraved popular chant of the club in the seats: “Mes Que Un Club,” which means “More than a club.”

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This stadium has seen some iconic matches being played here: Be it FC Barcelona’s epic comeback against PSG, popularly known as the ‘la Remontada’ where the home team overturned a 4-goal deficit in the UCL ro16 in 2017, or Barca’s epic 6-2 win over arch-rivals Real Madrid in 2008–09, the list doesn’t seem to end.

The champions of the Bundesliga have been reigning on their home ground since 2005. There is an interesting fact about Allianz Arena. This renowned stadium serves as a home ground for TSV 1860 Munich and the German national football team as well.

Another amazing aspect of this stadium is that, whenever Germany plays, the color of the whole stadium changes to white, whereas in the cases of Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich, it turns into red and blue, respectively. Allianz Arean also hosted some of the most classic matches of all time, including the dramatic UCL final of 2012, where the home team got beaten by Chelsea on penalty shootouts.

Why are these iconic stadiums absent?

The answer is pretty simple: eFootball (earlier known as PES or Pro Evolution Soccer). E-Footbal is the only contemporary soccer simulation game that somehow gives competition to FIFA, or now EA FC, in some sectors. In terms of gameplay and mechanics, there is no match for EA’s title.

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But in some editions, Konami’s long-hailed soccer game might have an edge over EA FC as far as graphics are concerned. Also, EA FC provides a more fluid and realistic experience than eFootball’s slow gameplay. On the other hand, on Android and iOS, eFootball has left EA FC far behind.

So, Konami has an exclusive agreement with both clubs for e-football. That means these two stadiums will only be featured in E-Footbal, not anywhere else. Bayern extended their partnership last year with Konami. And Barcelona has recently done the same this year. So, at least this year, we are going to miss these two stadiums in EA FC 24.

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Although there is high anticipation regarding EA Sports FC 24, it will be a bit disappointing for the Culers and Bavarians to be exempted from playing at their home grounds.

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Nilendu Brahma

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Nilendu Brahma is an eSports Content Writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his passion for gaming and sports journalism to the forefront. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Nilendu combines his love for writing with his expertise in eSports. As a die-hard Barcelona fan and a cricket fanatic, he understands the pulse of sports enthusiasts.
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