Madden 25 introduced a new feature to the Connected Careers mode, the ability to play as an owner and relocate your franchise to a new city. This was a much-anticipated feature, and while I felt it was an overall success, just like with any new feature there was still much left to be desired. For Madden 15, or whatever EA Sports chooses to name the next installment of the popular NFL gaming franchise, I have come up with a list of 10 new cities to be added to the list of choices for relocation.
I’ve been through Richmond once in my life, and it wasn’t a bad experience. I found it to be a nice place, and find it to be a suitable home for a virtual NFL franchise.
Maybe Peyton Manning can be the owner of this team, and besides, the NFL needs more teams in the heartland of America.
I may be a little bias on this one, having been born and raised in Youngstown, but there’s a lot to like about an NFL team in Youngstown. One could set up a nice little storyline moving the Bengals here, exactly halfway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Not too far outside of Youngstown, and a little too close to Cleveland for an actual NFL franchise, Akron, Ohio is a great place for a virtual franchise. Does anyone remember the Akron Pros?
This is one of my personal favorite locations for a Madden team. I can just imagine the home field advantage one can enjoy in a place like Alaska.
If Madden and the NFL insist on taking the NFL global, why stop at Europe, Mexico, and Canada? Why not actually go completely global? Besides, it’s just a video game after all.
Atlanta may act like it owns the state of Georgia, but having been to both cities, I personally like Savannah more. Go to Savannah on St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll feel like you’re in New Orleans on Mardi Gras.
Kentucky seems like a nice place to house an NFL franchise. If it were to happen, Lexington seems like a nice fit.
Like I said with Tokyo, if we are going to go global, let’s do it right. Sydney would be the perfect place for an Australian NFL franchise.
Little Rock, Arkansas
I don’t know why exactly I picked Little Rock for my final choice. Maybe I just like the name, maybe I just feel like the NFL could use another team in that region, maybe I’m running out of ideas, or maybe a little bit of all of those.
What cities would you like to start up and NFL franchise? Tell me in the comments. Do you agree with these, or disagree?