Electronic Arts have announced that the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be in FIFA 19 which is scheduled for release on 25 September.
There will certainly be a lot of changes coming to FIFA 19 when it hits shops on 25 September. The announcements of new features have been filtering in on a regular basis in recent days and weeks. On 10 June, the game was officially unveiled along with the new Active Touch system, Dynamic Tactics, Timed Finishing and 50/50 battles along with the introduction of the UEFA Champions League.
That was followed by the updates to The Journey Mode and finally the changes to kick-off which were released in early August. The new kick-off mode will see the exciting addition of House Rules, playable cup finals and, of course, the detailed stat tracking which will surely add a more competitive element.
Following on from that, Electronic Arts and Tottenham Hotspur announced a deal which will see the company become Spurs’ Official Video Game Partner. The post gave a sneak preview of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which will be in FIFA 19.
“Tottenham Hotspur has today announced Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), creator of the EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 computer game series, as the Club’s Official Video Game Partner,” read the announcement on Spurs’ official website.
“EA SPORTS™ previously enjoyed a successful partnership with the Club between 2012 and 2015.
“EA SPORTS will continue to work with the Club to ensure players appear as lifelike as possible in FIFA, while they will also enjoy innovative player access throughout the season.”
It was also announced that Spurs will be one of the teams playable on the upcoming FIFA 19 demo which is due for release in early September. Bayern Munich, Juventus, PSG, Manchester City, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also set to be playable teams on the demo mode.
The demo could also be a good opportunity for EA to show off the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The all-new 62,000 capacity arena is set to be officially opened later this month after a lengthy construction and planning time. Building started almost six years ago but Spurs are expected to play their first Premier League match in the new arena on 15 September against Liverpool.
It was strange enough to see Mauricio Pochettino’s men play in Wembley last season but that feeling will only increase once they leave White Hart Lane. The Lane was Spurs’ home since 1899 but was torn down to make way for the new arena. It’s a state of the art stadium which already looks fantastic on the FIFA 19 announcement trailer.
With the new stadium set to be opened, Spurs would be a good side to manage in Manager Mode on the upcoming FIFA 19. Aside from strong finances and a lot of opportunities to build as a club, Spurs have a really exciting team. The likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen are hugely fun players to utilise in-game.
Spurs are obviously a huge club but there would be a lot of opportunities to grow, especially when it comes to European football. What better way to utilise the new features on FIFA 19 than to attempt to win the UEFA Champions League with Spurs in their new stadium? They are from the favourites for the title – 25/1 on Betway as of 13 August – but with a few smart signings, they could be an interesting challenge.
It’s an exciting announcement for fans of both Spurs and FIFA 19. The new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is a fantastic looking arena for football and looks great on the new game. That, along with the introduction of the UEFA Champions League, means that Spurs could be a good club to start a Manager Mode with when FIFA 19 hits shops on 25 September.