Madden NFL has improved each year that it is released, and one of the more recent additions to the game is the option to relocate your team to a new city in Franchise Mode. However, it isn’t particularly obvious how to relocate if you’re new to the game, that’s why I wrote guide on how to do it. Well here is a continuation from that with a guide to relocating to one of the 18 possible cities: Oklahoma City.
Once you have decided to move to Oklahoma City you will then have to pick branding you want your team to have. This is the team name, team logo and colors. You will have four options.
The first option is to retain your original team branding. This means you will keep the same team name, logo and uniforms despite being in a new city.
The second option is to become ‘The Lancers’. The logo is pretty cool and has more of a European soccer logo feel to it. I’m not so sure about the color scheme though, it’s a little too close to the Cleveland Browns to be appealing…
The third option is the ‘Nighthawks’. This logo and name is certainly very consistent with the NFL. Think of it as a mixture of the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks. It does have a very, very nice color scheme as well.
The final option is to become the Oklahoma City Bisons. This is the most region specific as Bisons have long been found in Oklahoma. The logo is great, as is the color scheme, and if you’re a Blue Mountain State fan then this is option lets you create an almost perfect replica.
Now that you have selected your team’s new branding it is time to select your new uniforms (unless you kept your original branding). For each team you will have the choice of three uniform designs.
In my opinion all three Bisons uniforms are nicer than any of the other options. I prefer the color scheme and the actual designs. If you are a fan of Blue Mountain State then the second Bisons uniform is most similar and that design is, in my opinion, the nicest of the three. The shoulder design is completely different to anything currently in the NFL and they look really good.
Having picked your branding and a new uniform you will have to pick a new stadium to build and play in. There are five designs of stadium to choose from: Canopy, Futuristic, Hybrid, Sphere and Traditional. Each of those stadiums has two options: Basic or Deluxe. The only difference between the two options is the level of the facilities (the toilets, merchandise store, parking, seats and fan zone – the better they are the more money you make/the happier the fans), the Basic stadiums have Level 2 (of 5) facilities and the Deluxe Stadiums have Level 5 facilities. Here are all the key facts about the stadium options in Oklahoma City.
|Stadium Type||Number of Seats||Number of Suites||Total Cost ($)||Weekly Cost ($)||Stadium Funding|
|Basic||66,000||2500||0.75 Billion||1.14 Million||24%|
|Deluxe||66,000||4000||1 Billion||1.64 Million||18%|
|Basic||70,000||2500||0.85 Billion||1.34 Million||21%|
|Deluxe||70,000||5000||1.35 Billion||2.34 Million||13%|
|Basic||67,000||3000||0.80 Billion||1.24 Million||22%|
|Deluxe||67,000||4500||1 Billion||1.64 Million||18%|
|Basic||69,000||2000||0.70 Billion||1.04 Million||25%|
|Deluxe||69,000||4500||1.15 Billion||1.94 Million||15%|
|Basic||72,000||2500||0.71 Billion||1.06 Million||25%|
|Deluxe||72,000||6000||1.18 Billion||1.99 Million||15%|
As Oklahoma City is classified as a small market you do not get much help paying for your stadium which makes this city a costly option. As a result I would recommend that if you’re are thinking of moving to OKC you wait for two or three seasons before doing so, as that should give you enough funds to be able to afford the move. The fans are Loyal though so it shouldn’t be too hard to keep making money once you are there.
As soon as you’ve picked your stadium all that is left to do is finish your current season before you get to see your finished product on the field the following season.
Will you be relocating your team to Oklahoma City? Let us know in the comments below!