Madden 23 Relocation Teams, Cities, Logos, and how to relocate in Franchise Mode

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Madden 23 has finally arrived with some Franchise Mode improvements, but relocation is looking much more familiar.

We've got details on how to relocate in Madden 23 and the few tiny ways relocation changed from last year.

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While this year's Franchise Mode got some definite upgrades, many of them aren't working as well as EA had intended.

Free Agency has been riddled with issues, and the new Player Tag and Player Motivation systems aren't mitigating like they had hoped.

We've got more details here on when the September Title Update is expected and the fixes that should be coming.

Madden 23 Relocation Guide: How to Relocate in Franchise Mode

If you're looking to relocate rather than roll with an existing team in Franchise Mode, the first step comes at save creation in Madden 23.

You need to be playing your save as an Owner, not a Coach or Player, in order to gain access to relocation options.

Unless you want to be gated by your stadium rating, make sure to use the setting "EVERYONE (CAN RELOCATE)" under League Settings when starting your save.

If this isn't on, you'll only have the option to relocate if your chosen team's stadium rating is below 40, which for some teams with very new stadiums (like the Raiders) could take years of simulation to deteriorate below that threshold.

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Once you've started the process, which ideally needs to be initiated in the preseason or Week One, you'll need to wait a few weeks for the wheels to go into motion.

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Week 5 will trigger the option to Start Relocation and choose a city, Week 6 will let you choose a team name and logo, Week 7 will let you choose a uniform design, and Week 8 will culminate the process by choosing a new stadium design.

That final step of a stadium choice is an important one, as you can save money in the short-term with more basic stadiums, but the more expensive options can provide more long-term income.

After your decisions are made, you'll have to either finish the season or sim forward to the next season for the relocation process to take hold and let you play with your newly rebranded club.

Which relocation team is best?

Ultimately, your choices on where to relocate and other decisions after a location are going to be almost entirely up to preference.

Fan Interest, Market Size, and Personality (of the fanbase) are the primary variables, but even those with low values are still decent options.

Very high fan interest and market size can help financially, but most of your success in that area will still hinge on whether your actual team can win games.

Personality indicates how quickly a fanbase can turn on you during tougher times, but the actual Franchise Mode impact is pretty minimal.

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All Relocation Cities, Team Names & Logos

Before we get to the team options you'll have during Madden 23 relocation, it's key to note that they've still got the option this year to keep team branding in a new city.

You can retain the original team's name, uniforms, and logo when relocating to any city, and a few cities listed below actually require you to keep your existing branding.

As for changes, we've combed through things and all teams, logos, cities, and uniforms are identical to what we saw in Madden 22 (and long before).

The only changes this year are slight increases to Market Size for Oklahoma City, San Diego, Toronto, Sacramento, and Portland, though they failed to change descriptions with the old market size on some of those.

Below you'll find details on all Madden 23 relocation teams and logos:

Austin Teams & Logos

"Austin is the perfect place to relocate. Your team choices are Bats, Armadillos and Desperados."

  • Market Size: Decent
  • Personality: Front Runner
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Austin Team Logos (Left to Right): Desperados, Armadillos, Bats
  • Armadillos Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Bats Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Desperados Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Brooklyn Teams & Logos

"Brooklyn features a huge market and very passionate fans. Choose from the Beats, Bulls and Barons."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Hardcore
  • Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
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Brooklyn Team Logos (Left to Right): Beats, Bulls, Barons
  • Barons Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
  • Beats Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
  • Bulls Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Chicago Teams & Logos

"Chicago is the perfect city for a 2nd NFL team. Choose from the Tigers, Blues and Cougars."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Hardcore
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Chicago Team Logos (Left to Right): Tigers, Cougars, Blues
  • Blues Fan Interest: 3 out of 6
  • Cougars Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
  • Tigers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Columbus Teams & Logos

"Columbus is a decent market with fairly rabid fans. Choose from the Aviators, Caps and Explorers."

  • Market Size: Decent
  • Personality: Front Runner
  • Location Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Columbus Team Logos (Left to Right): Caps, Explorers, Aviators
  • Aviators Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Caps Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Explorers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Dublin Teams & Logos

"Dublin is a great spot. Choose from the Celtic Tigers, Antlers and Shamrocks."

  • Market Size: Decent
  • Personality: Laid Back
  • Location Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Dublin Team Logos (Left to Right): Antlers, Celtic Tigers, Shamrocks
  • Antlers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Celtic Tigers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Shamrocks Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Houston Teams & Logos

"Moving a 2nd team to Houston is a bold move. Choose from the Oilers, Gunners and Voyagers."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Houston Team Logos (Left to Right): Voyagers, Gunners, Oilers
  • Gunners Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Oilers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Voyagers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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London Teams & Logos

"London is a huge market that would love an NFL team. Choose from the Bulldogs, Monarchs and Black Knights."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 6 out of 6
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London Team Logos (Left to Right): Monarchs, Bulldogs, Black Knights
  • Black Knights Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
  • Bulldogs Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
  • Monarchs Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
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Memphis Teams & Logos

"You might get the blues if you move here. Choose from the Hounds, Egyptians and Steamers."

  • Market Size: Small
  • Personality: Laid Back
  • Location Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
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Memphis Team Logos (Left to Right): Steamers, Hounds, Egyptians
  • Egyptians Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Hounds Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Steamers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Mexico City Teams & Logos

"Mexico City is a prime destination. Choose from the Diablos and Golden Eagles."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Hardcore
  • Location Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
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Mexico City Team Logos (Left to Right): Diablos, Golden Eagles
  • Diablos Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
  • Golden Eagles Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Oakland Teams & Logos

"Choosing this city keeps existing branding, including uniforms, logo, and nickname. There are no re-brand options in this location."

  • Market Size: Large
  • Personality: Front Runner
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Oklahoma City Teams & Logos

"OKC has loyal fans but is a small market. Choose from the Lancers, Nighthawks and Bisons."

  • Market Size: Average
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Oklahoma City Team Logos (Left to Right): Bisons, Lancers, Night Hawks
  • Bisons Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Lancers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Night Hawks Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Orlando Teams & Logos

"Orlando will be a tough market to succeed in. Choices include Orbits, Sentinels and Wizards."

  • Market Size: Decent
  • Personality: Front Runner
  • Location Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
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Orlando Team Logos (Left to Right): Orbits, Sentinels, Wizards
  • Orbits Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Sentinels Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Wizards: 3 out of 6
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Portland Teams & Logos

"Portland's passionate fans support the team even with a small market. Choose from the River Hogs, Snowhawks and Lumberjacks."

  • Market Size: Average
  • Personality: Hardcore
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Portland Team Logos (Left to Right): River Hogs, Lumberjacks, Snowhawks
  • Lumberjacks Fan Interest: 3 out of 6
  • River Hogs Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Snowhawks Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
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Sacramento Teams & Logos

"Sacramento is an average sized market. Choose from the Condors, Miners and Redwoods."

  • Market Size: Decent
  • Personality: Laid Back
  • Location Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Sacramento Team Logos (Left to Right): Condors, Miners, Redwoods
  • Condors Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Miners Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Redwoods Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Salt Lake City Teams & Logos

"Salt Lake has loyal fans but is a pretty small market. Choose from the Elks, Flyers and Pioneers."

  • Market Size: Small
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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Salt Lake City Team Logos (Left to Right): Elks, Flyers, Pioneers
  • Elks Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Flyers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Pioneers Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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San Antonio Teams & Logos

"San Antonio is an average sized market with loyal fans. Choose from the Dreadnoughts and Express."

  • Market Size: Average
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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San Antonio Team Logos (Left to Right): Dreadnoughts, Express
  • Dreadnoughts Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Express Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
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San Diego Teams & Logos

"San Diego can't wait to get back to cheering on their team on Sundays. Choose from the Crusaders, Red Dragons and Aftershocks."

  • Market Size: Large
  • Personality: Laid Back
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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San Diego Team Logos (Left to Right): Aftershocks, Crusaders, Red Dragons
  • Aftershocks Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
  • Crusaders Fan Interest: 5 out of 6
  • Red Dragons Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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St. Louis Teams & Logos

"Choosing this city keeps existing branding, including uniforms, logo, and nickname. There are no re-brand options in this location."

  • Market Size: Average
  • Personality: Laid Back
  • Location Fan Interest: 4 out of 6
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Toronto Teams & Logos

"Toronto features loyal fans and a large sized market. Choose from the Huskies, Mounties and Thunderbirds."

  • Market Size: Huge
  • Personality: Loyal
  • Location Fan Interest: 3 out of 6
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Toronto Team Logos (Left to Right): Mounties, Huskies, Thunderbirds
  • Mounties Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
  • Huskies Fan Interest: 1 out of 6
  • Thunderbirds Fan Interest: 2 out of 6
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If you're trying to decide how your new team is going to handle things on the field moving forward, check out our guide on the best playbooks in Madden 23.