Madden 23: How to Relocate Teams

Wondering how to relocate teams in Madden 23? This guide covers everything you need to know, from how to start the process, when you'll choose team names, stadium ratings, and more.

Just as you were able to do in Madden 22, you can likewise relocate teams in Madden 23. While it's not a necessary component of building a dynasty or even making a team moderately successful, the relocation system is a good deal of fun for those who like to lean into the game's management simulation elements. 

This Madden 23 guide will tell you how to move a team, the criteria that must be met to do so, and when you gain access to various relocation elements like choosing a new team name, jerseys, and stadium. It will also list all the current NFL stadiums with their default ratings, all relocation cities and their attributes, and the possible stadium types you can choose from after you've started the process. 

Start the Relocation Process

Relocating teams is only available in Franchise Mode, and you must start your league as an Owner. Though it doesn't matter if you begin as a Former Player, Lifelong Fan, or Financial Mogul in terms of having access to the relocation system, you start your Franchise with $300 million as the Financial Mogul, making it the best role for those that want to learn the ins and outs of the mode or an easier time managing a team. 

To recap: 

  • Start a new Franchise Mode league.
  • Pick your team.
  • Choose "Change Role" underneath "More Options" to the left of the coach's headshot. 
  • Choose Financial Mogul to the far right. 
  • Start your Franchise. 

It's best to begin the relocation process the first week of the preseason because you'll need one full year to complete the process. When you get to the main Franchise Mode screen (the one with your schedule, goals, gameplan, etc.) during the first week of the preseason, scroll down to "Manage Team." in the menu on the left side of the screen. Click this option, and then choose "Stadium" at the top of the new menu that appears. 

Here, you'll see the name of your stadium alongside stats like the building's age, size, and amenities ratings, as well as the overall happiness of the fanbase. Below the stadium portrait in the middle, you'll see various options for moving, updating, and rebuilding your arena. You must have an overall stadium rating lower than 20 to move a team; otherwise, the option will not be available. 

Choose Relocate, and confirm that you want to move your team. 

All NFL Stadium Ratings

Below is a list of all 32 current stadiums in the NFL and their respective stadium ratings. Some teams, such as the Las Vegas Raiders or LA Rams, will be almost impossible to move. If you want to put a team in London or Mexico City, for example, start a Franchise with the:

  • Tenessee Titans (10)
  • Buffalo Bills (11)
  • Tampa Bay Buccanneers (14)
  • Green Bay Packers (20)
  • New Orleans Saints (20)

The stadiums below are listed in alphabetical order by team name. The arena name is also provided with ratings, happiness, size, and amenity stats.

Arizona Cardinals: State Farm Stadium

  • Rating: 44
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 65
    • Team Store: Lv.4, RTG 72
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 73
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 60
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 66
    • Seating: Lv.3, RTG 67

Atlanta Falcons: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

  • Rating: 95
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 2
    • Parking: Lv.5, RTG 92
    • Team Store: Lv.5, RTG 94
    • Fan Zone: Lv.5, RTG 96
    • Bathrooms: Lv.5, RTG 94
    • Concessions: Lv.5, RTG 98
    • Seating: Lv.5, RTG 95

Baltimore Ravens: M&T Bank Stadium

  • Rating: 39
  • Happiness: Good
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 39
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 51
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 65
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 50
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 68
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 71

Buffalo Bills: Highmark Stadium

  • Rating: 11
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 1
    • Parking: Lv.1, RTG 44
    • Team Store: Lv.1, RTG 80
    • Fan Zone: Lv.1, RTG 73
    • Bathrooms: Lv.1, RTG 38
    • Concessions: Lv.1, RTG 38
    • Seating: Lv.1, RTG 72

Carolina Panthers: Bank of America Stadium

  • Rating: 54
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 54
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 83
    • Bathrooms: Lv.4, RTG 78
    • Concessions: Lv.4, RTG 75
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 71

Chicago Bears: Soldier Field

  • Rating: 35
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.4, RTG 72
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 50
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 71
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 44
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 43

Cincinnati Bengals: Paul Brown Stadium

  • Rating: 26
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 47
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 48
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 52
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 54
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 58
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 46

Cleveland Browns: FirstEnergy Stadium

  • Rating: 26
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 51
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 48
    • Fan Zone: Lv.2, RTG 35
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 47
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 56
    • Seating: Lv.3, RTG 54

Dallas Cowboys: AT&T Stadium

  • Rating: 69
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.4, RTG 87
    • Team Store: Lv.4, RTG 89
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 83
    • Bathrooms: Lv.4, RTG 88
    • Concessions: Lv.4, RTG 86
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 88

Denver Broncos: Empower Field at Mile High

  • Rating: 32
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 39
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 73
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 51
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 45

Detroit Lions: Ford Field

  • Rating: 28
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 45
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 47
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 55
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 50
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 54
    • Seating: Lv.3, RTG 54

Green Bay Packers: Lambeau Field

  • Rating: 20
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 34
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 35
    • Fan Zone: Lv.2, RTG 49
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 38
    • Concessions: Lv.2, RTG 36
    • Seating: Lv.3, RTG 60

Houston Texans: NRG Stadium

  • Rating: 22
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 57
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 35
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 57
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 44
    • Concessions: Lv.2, RTG 43
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 49

Indianapolis Colts: Lucas Oil Stadium

  • Rating: 66
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.4, RTG 75
    • Team Store: Lv.4, RTG 83
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 80
    • Bathrooms: Lv.4, RTG 83
    • Concessions: Lv.4, RTG 84
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 87

Jacksonville Jaguars: TIAA Bank Field

  • Rating: 36
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 2
    • Parking: Lv.1, RTG 15
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 29
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 82
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 39
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 52
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 75

Kansas City Chiefs: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

  • Rating: 29
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.1, RTG 21
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 40
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 71
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 25
    • Concessions: Lv.2, RTG 22
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 75

Las Vegas Raiders: Allegiant Stadium

  • Rating: 99
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Team Store: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Fan Zone: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Bathrooms: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Concessions: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Seating: Lv.5, RTG 99

Los Angeles Chargers/LA Rams: SoFi Stadium

  • Rating: 99
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Team Store: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Fan Zone: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Bathrooms: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Concessions: Lv.5, RTG 99
    • Seating: Lv.5, RTG 99

Miami Dolphins: Hard Rock Stadium

  • Rating: 56
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 2
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 51
    • Team Store: Lv.4, RTG 77
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 78
    • Bathrooms: Lv.4, RTG 77
    • Concessions: Lv.4, RTG 78
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 71

Minnesota Vikings: U.S. Bank Stadium

  • Rating: 93
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.5, RTG 91
    • Team Store: Lv.5, RTG 93
    • Fan Zone: Lv.5, RTG 95
    • Bathrooms: Lv.5, RTG 97
    • Concessions: Lv.5, RTG 93
    • Seating: Lv.5, RTG 94

New England Patriots: Gillette Stadium

  • Rating: 29
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 55
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 57
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 58
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 45
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 60
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 46

New Orleans Saints: Caesers Superdome

  • Rating: 20
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 1
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 29
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 68
    • Fan Zone: Lv.1, RTG 18
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 38
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 41

New York Giants/New York Jets: Metlife Stadium

  • Rating: 64
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.4, RTG 82
    • Team Store: Lv.4, RTG 85
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 80
    • Bathrooms: Lv.4, RTG 83
    • Concessions: Lv.4, RTG 80
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 79

Philadelphia Eagles: Lincoln Financial Field

  • Rating: 45
  • Happiness: Good
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 49
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 59
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 84
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 49
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 61
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 86

Pittsburgh Steelers: Heinz Field

  • Rating: 32
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 42
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 59
    • Fan Zone: Lv.4, RTG 72
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 53
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 59
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 49

San Francisco 49ers: Levi's Stadium

  • Rating: 92
  • Happiness: High
  • Size: 5
    • Parking: Lv.5, RTG 93
    • Team Store: Lv.5, RTG 96
    • Fan Zone: Lv.5, RTG 92
    • Bathrooms: Lv.5, RTG 93
    • Concessions: Lv.5, RTG 92
    • Seating: Lv.5, RTG 92

Seattle Seahawks: Lumen Field

  • Rating: 36
  • Happiness: Fair
  • Size: 4
    • Parking: Lv.3, RTG 64
    • Team Store: Lv.3, RTG 51
    • Fan Zone: Lv.3, RTG 64
    • Bathrooms: Lv.3, RTG 62
    • Concessions: Lv.3, RTG 65
    • Seating: Lv.3, RTG 55

Tampa Bay Buccanneers: Raymond James Stadium

  • Rating: 14
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 33
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 33
    • Fan Zone: Lv.2, RTG 37
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 38
    • Concessions: Lv.2, RTG 40
    • Seating: Lv.2, RTG 37

Tennessee Titans: Nissan Stadium

  • Rating: 10
  • Happiness: Bad
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.1, RTG 17
    • Team Store: Lv.1, RTG 21
    • Fan Zone: Lv.2, RTG 31
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 41
    • Concessions: Lv.2, RTG 45
    • Seating: Lv.1, RTG 20

Washington Commanders: FedEx Field

  • Rating: 23
  • Happiness: OK
  • Size: 3
    • Parking: Lv.2, RTG 47
    • Team Store: Lv.2, RTG 33
    • Fan Zone: Lv.2, RTG 35
    • Bathrooms: Lv.2, RTG 39
    • Concessions: Lv.1, RTG 23
    • Seating: Lv.4, RTG 74

When Do You Pick a Relocation City?

Week 5 of the regular season is when you'll pick your new relocation city from a selection of 19 markets, most in North America. The option to choose a city (Start Relocation) will appear at the top of the menu on the left side of the main Franchise Mode screen at the beginning of Week 5. 

Choose that option, then View Available Cities, and you'll be taken to a world map that provides information about the prospective city, including: 

  • Fan Interest
  • Market Size
  • Personality Type
  • Available Team Names

All cities except St. Louis and Oakland let you choose new team names and branding. 

  • Austin, TX
    • Market Size: Decent
    • Personality: Front Runner
    • Teams: Bats, Armadillos, or Desperados
  •  Brooklyn, NY
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Hardcore
    • Teams: Beats, Bulls, or Barons
  • Chicago, IL
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Hardcore
    • Teams: Tigers, Blues, or Cougars
  • Columbus, OH
    • Market Size: Decent
    • Personality: Front Runner
    • Teams: Aviators, Caps, or Explorers
  • Dublin, Ireland
    • Market Size: Decent
    • Personality: Laid Back
    • Teams: Celtic Tigers, Antlers, or Shamrocks
  • Houston, TX
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Oilers, Gunners, or Voyagers
  •  London, England
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Bulldogs, Monarchs, or Knights
  • Memphis, TN
    • Market Size: Small
    • Personality: Laid Back
    • Teams: Hounds, Egyptians, or Steamers
  • Mexico City, Mexico
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Hardcore
    • Teams: Diablos or Golden Eagles
  • Oakland, CA
    • Market Size: Large
    • Personality: Front Runner
    • Teams: None (keep current team branding)
  • Oklahoma City, OK
    • Market Size: Average
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Lancers, Nighthawks, or Bisons
  • Orlando, FL
    • Market Size: Decent
    • Personality: Front Runner
    • Teams: Orbits, Sentinels, or Wizards
  • Portland, OR
    • Market Size: Average
    • Personality: Hardcore
    • Teams: River Hogs, Snowhawks, Lumberjacks
  • Sacramento, CA
    • Market Size: Decent
    • Personality: Laid Back
    • Teams: Condors, Miners, or Redwoods
  • Salt Lake City, UT
    • Market Size: Small
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Elks, Flyers, or Pioneers
  • San Antonio, TX
    • Market Size: Average
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Dreadnoughts or Express
  • San Diego, CA
    • Market Size: Large
    • Personality: Laid Back
    • Teams: Crusaders, Red Dragons, or Aftershocks
  • St. Louis, MO
    • Market Size: Average
    • Personality: Laid Back
    • Teams: None (keep current team branding)
  • Toronto, Canada
    • Market Size: Huge
    • Personality: Loyal
    • Teams: Huskies, Mounties, or Thunderbirds

When Do You Choose a New Team Name and Branding?

Week 6 of the regular season is when you will be able to choose a new team name. Each team name will have a popularity score based on the market; a more popular name will increase fanbase happiness. Your current team branding will be the least popular of the choices. 

When Do You Pick New Uniforms?

Week 7 of the regular season is when you will be able to choose your new uniforms. As with team names, each prospective uniform has a popularity score, which can be found in the bottom right of the uniform card. More popular uniforms have a great positive impact on fanbase happiness.

When Do You Break Ground on a New Stadium? 

Week 8 of the regular season is when you will choose a new stadium for your team. There are 10 stadium types to choose from, each with different ratings and costs. Note: Unlike the previous options for relocating a team, the option to choose a new stadium is sometimes the second or third choice in the menu on the left side of the main Franchise Mode screen. 

Review the stadiums below, then choose "View Proposal" and "Begin Construction." It will take the rest of the season to build the new arena. 

  • Basic Canopy Stadium
    • Build Cost: $750 million
    • Weekly Cost: $50,000
    • Stadium Funding: 88%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 66,000
    • Suites: 2,500
    • Basic Facilities (Lv.2)
  • Basic Futuristic Stadium
    • Build Cost: $850 million
    • Weekly Cost: $100,000
    • Stadium Funding: 77%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 70,000
    • Suites: 2,500
    • Basic Facilities (Lv.2)
  • Basic Hybrid Stadium
    • Build Cost: $800 million
    • Weekly Cost: $70,000
    • Stadium Funding: 82%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 67,000
    • Suites: 3,000
    • Basic Facilities (Lv.2)
  • Basic Sphere Stadium
    • Build Cost: $700 million
    • Weekly Cost: $30,000
    • Stadium Funding: 94%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 69,000
    • Suites: 2,000
    • Basic Facilities (Lv.2)
  • Basic Traditional Stadium
    • Build Cost: $710 million
    • Weekly Cost: $30,000
    • Stadium Funding: 92%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 72,000
    • Suites: 2,500
    • Basic Facilities (Lv.2)
  • Deluxe Canopy Stadium
    • Build Cost: $1 billion
    • Weekly Cost: $170,000
    • Stadium Funding: 66%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 66,000
    • Suites: 4,000
    • Deluxe Facilities (Lv.5)
  • Deluxe Futuristic Stadium
    • Build Cost: $1.35 billion
    • Weekly Cost: $340,000
    • Stadium Funding: 48%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 70,000
    • Suites: 5,000
    • Deluxe Facilities (Lv.5)
  • Deluxe Hybrid Stadium
    • Build Cost: $1 billion
    • Weekly Cost: $170,000
    • Stadium Funding: 66%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 67,000
    • Suites: 4,500
    • Deluxe Facilities (Lv.5)
  • Deluxe Sphere Stadium
    • Build Cost: $1.15 billion
    • Weekly Cost: $240,000
    • Stadium Funding: 57%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 69,000
    • Suites: 4,500
    • Deluxe Facilities (Lv.5)
  • Deluxe Traditional Stadium
    • Build Cost: $1.18 billion
    • Weekly Cost: $250,000
    • Stadium Funding: 56%
    • Stadium Size: 5
    • Seating Capacity: 72,000
    • Suites: 6,000
    • Deluxe Facilities (Lv.5)

And that's all you need to know about relocating teams in Madden 23. At the end of the season, you'll get the Change of Scenery trophy/achievement. Your happiness will initially be "Bad" through the initial end of the season and draft, but will increase when the next preseason begins. For more plays for your playbook, head over to our Madden 23 guides hub right here.

Editor in Chief

Published Aug. 24th 2022

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