Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium will be a playable arena on FIFA 19 before a match ever actually takes place inside it in real life.
Wembley stadium is not only the epicenter of English soccer, but it is widely regarded as the home of football. There has been a national stadium in Wembley for almost 100 years, whether that be the original or its 21st-century replacement. The stadium has played host to countless cup finals, including the 1966 World Cup final in which England won the tournament for the first, and up until now only, time.
In recent years, Wembley stadium has been used more and more often. In fact, during the 2017/18 Premier League season, Tottenham Hotspur played all of its home games there. That's because the club's old home, White Hart Lane, has been demolished and a new stadium was being built in its place. That stadium is now complete, but there have been a few hiccups when it comes to moving in.
So far, Spurs has played all of its 2018/19 home games at Wembley. The new stadium was supposed to be ready for the Liverpool match, scheduled for September 15, 2018, however, that is now not going to happen. In fact, a number of matches that were initially meant to be played at the new White Hart Lane have been relocated to Wembley, and the earliest possible move in date for Spurs is now some time in November.
The Spurs stadium is on FIFA 19. So you could play in the Spurs Stadium before Spurs actually play in it.— C. (@vanillawallah) September 3, 2018
While this is obviously a very frustrating time for Tottenham, there is an amusing story to come out of it that was pointed out by soccer fans on social media. FIFA 19 will be released later this month. The new Spurs stadium will be available on the game meaning that fans will be able to use it virtually before players can actually use it for real. So on the bright side Spurs fans, you'll be able to get a good look inside it sooner than you think.
There are apparently a number of reasons preventing Tottenham from starting its new life at the new ground, both financial and structural. Before a fully fledged Premier League game can take place, there needs to be a number of test events for safety reasons. Once those are successfully out of the way then the move in can commence, but at the moment that won't be happening until at least November 24, 2018, when Spurs face Chelsea.