FIFA 23: All new leagues, teams, & stadiums
FIFA 23 is gearing up to be the biggest year of EA’s football franchise to date, with more official licenses than ever before. Here’s every new league, team, and stadium we know about so far.
Following the news that EA and football’s main governing body are ending their relationship after nearly 30 years, FIFA 23 is set to be last the game to feature FIFA branding before the series is rebranded as EA Sports FC.
But before we move into the new era of EA Sports’ football games, FIFA 23 is looking to go out with a bang. This year is set to offer players the most official licenses ever from the real sport, including some of the world’s best players, across both Career Mode and Ultimate Team.
Here’s every new league, team, and stadium we know about in FIFA 23 so far.
FIFA 23 new leagues
FIFA 23 is set to bring plenty of new leagues into the mix, with women’s football taking center stage more than ever before.
Domestic leagues are set to be playable for the very first time. International sides were first introduced back in FIFA 16, but the representation of the women’s game hasn’t really kicked on in the games since.
Thankfully, it appears that EA is looking to rectify that in FIFA 23, as well as adding some other leagues from the men’s game. Known FIFA leaker Donk Trading has claimed that the Vanarama National League, the fifth division in England, will also feature.
Here’s every new league we know about so far. Leaked leagues are marked in bold:
- Barclay’s Women’s Super League (England)
- Division 1 Arkema (France)
- Serie B (Italy)
- Vanarama National League (England)
It’s worth noting that while FIFA 23 is adding exciting new leagues, both the Japanese J-League and Mexican Liga BBVA MX will be leaving the roster this time around.
FIFA 23 new teams
EA have started to make formal announcements about new teams showing up in FIFA 23, and they have confirmed that Juventus will be making their return to the series.
Juventus’ exclusive deal with Konami to appear in eFootball has ended, meaning the Serie A side will be in FIFA 23 with the proper name, kits, and stadium.
On top of that, following the news that World Cup 2022 content is on the way, it’s safe to assume that all of the international teams that have qualified for the tournament will feature. This means a handful of African countries that were missing previously will be added.
Here are all of the new teams that are expected to be in FIFA 23 so far:
Barclays Women’s Super League
- Aston Villa
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- West Ham United
Division 1 Arkema
- Le Havre
- Paris FC
Vanarama National League (leaked)
- Aldershot Town
- Boreham Wood
- Dagenham & Redbridge
- Dorking Wanderers
- Halifax Town
- Maidenhead United
- Maidstone United
- Notts County
- Oldham Athletic
- Scunthorpe United
- Solihull Moors
- Southend United
- Torquay United
- Yeovil Town
- York City
- Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
FIFA 23 new stadiums
While having the official kits and badges is nice, it’s arguably the recreated stadiums that do the heaviest lifting in terms of making FIFA feel immersive. Whether it’s as your home ground in FUT or an away day in Career, stepping out onto an iconic pitch is hard to beat.
Every year, EA adds more and more famous venues for fans to play at, including the homes of any newly promoted teams in leagues that have full licensing – like the English Premier League.
FIFA 23 will also see some stadiums return following a few years away from the series after they were snatched away by eFootball in exclusive partnerships.
- Allianz Stadium (Juventus)
- Stadio Olimpico (Rome / Lazio)
- City Ground Stadium (Nottingham Forest)
- La Bombonera (Boca Juniors)
- Europa-Park Stadion (SC Freiburg)
- Banc of California Stadium (LA FC)
- El Sadar Stadium (CA Osasuna)
- Zorilla Stadium (Real Valladolid)
- Philips Stadion (PSV)
- Ibrox Stadium (Rangers)
- Celtic Park (Celtic)
- Academy Stadium (Manchester City Women)
Thanks to a new and improved partnership with MLS, you can expect more American stadiums than ever in FIFA 23. So far, only LA FC’s Banc of California Stadium has been revealed, but more MLS stadiums should follow suit.
We’ll be updating this page regularly in the months leading up to FIFA 23’s launch, so be sure to check back in to see the latest new leagues, teams, and stadiums.
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