Which MLS stadiums are in FIFA 22?
A total of six MLS stadiums feature in FIFA 22, the latest instalment of Electronic Arts' football-simulation video game.
FIFA 22, the latest edition of Electronic Arts' long-running football sim, currently includes six MLS stadiums among the total of 100 arenas available in the game.
BC Place, Vancouver
Home to MLS team Vancouver Whitecaps, the 22,150-capacity BC Place underwent a $514m renovation in two stages just over a decade ago, the first of which was completed in February 2010, ahead of that year’s Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver. The stadium was the venue for the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies, before a second refurbishment - which included the installation of a state-of-the-art retractable roof was concluded in September 2011. The following month, the Whitecaps played their first MLS game at the revamped stadium, which was originally built in 1983.
Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles
Built in 2003, Dignity Health Sports Park has been home to MLS franchise the Los Angeles Galaxy since its opening. It is also used by the Los Angeles Wildcats of the XFL, and hosted Los Angeles Chargers games between 2017 and 2019, as the NFL team completed work on its new SoFi Stadium, which was inaugurated in 2020. With a capacity of 27,000, Dignity Health Sports Park has held six MLS Cup finals, FIFA Women’s World Cup games, and USMNT and USWNT friendlies and qualifiers.
Lumen Field, Seattle
Also home to NFL franchise the Seattle Seahawks and NWSL team OL Reign, Lumen Field was built in 2002 and has hosted the Seattle Sounders’ MLS home games since the team joined the league in 2009. It has a regular capacity of 37,700 for MLS fixtures, but is expandable to around 70,000 for major events. For example, just over 69,000 people were inside the stadium to see the Sounders beat Toronto FC in the MLS Cup final in 2019. Lumen Field has hosted USMNT and USWNT home games.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Opened in 2014, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the home ground of 2018 MLS Cup winners Atlanta United, as well as NFL franchise the Atlanta Falcons. With a maximum capacity of 71,000, the arena has attracted MLS-high average attendances for the past five seasons - United averaged nearly 44,000 in 2021. The cutting-edge stadium, which is equipped with a retractable roof, hosted NFL’s Super Bowl in 2019, and in soccer has been the venue for the MLS All-Star Game, the MLS Cup final and two home friendlies for the Mexico national team.
Providence Park, Portland
Originally built in 1956, the 25,000-capacity Providence Park was renovated in 2011, the year in which the Portland Timbers moved into the arena for their debut MLS campaign. Its initial post-revamp capacity was around 21,000, before a further 4,000 seats were added in 2019. The arena, which is also home to NWSL team the Portland Thorns, was the venue for the Timbers’ 2021 MLS Cup final defeat to New York City FC, and has also hosted USMNT and USWNT friendlies and qualifiers, as well as FIFA Women’s World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup matches.
Red Bull Arena, Harrison
With a capacity of 25,000, Red Bull Arena was inaugurated in 2010 and has been the home stadium of MLS team New York Red Bulls since then. The venue has staged the MLS All-Star Game, home matches for the USMNT and USWNT, and the Trophée des Champions, French football’s season curtain-raiser between the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France winners. Red Bull Arena is also home to NWSL team NJ/HY Gotham FC.