Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Shopmaster37
Connected Franchise: Relocating Your Franchise in Madden NFL 25
Sometimes things just don’t work out in that city, they don’t want to fund for a new stadium, the market size is too small …. or maybe just maybe it’s more fun to pick up your Franchise and move to a new city; and you can do that in Connected Franchise for Madden NFL 25.
For this Connected Franchise article I thought I’d take you through the procedure on how to move your team and what options you’ll be faced with when it comes to relocation. First your team has to be bad enough for you to relocate, I’m not sure at what level of Fan Happiness you have to be at but it has to be pretty low. Some of the teams that will have the option to move in the first year are the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Oakland Raiders. I’m sure the Cleveland Browns may be a team as well but I can’t remember off the top of my head if they could be moved in the first year. If you take over a team and you just want to move them, then you’ll need to let your stadium go and let it fall so low with the fans happiness that they’ll be begging you to leave.
So in this article, I’m going to relocate the Jacksonville Jaguars. They need a new change of scenery. So I create myself as owner of the Jaguars and make myself to have a ‘Financial Mogul’ background (If you are unsure what each background does, check out my owners mode article) this will give me more money to start off with to use to move. I name my character Sean Combs and we take over ownership in Jacksonville.
Before we even start we get asked a question by Adam Schefter.
You’ve been a highly successful businessman, and now you own a BFL Franchise, what’s the next step for you and this team?
The choices are:
I’ve had a lot of success and now I want to have fun and give back to these fans and provide them with a great experience every Sunday. TICKET PRICE – Per Win +2%/Per Loss -5%*
Part of being good at business is surrounding yourself with smart people, so that will continue to be priority A. We’ll build a continual winner from the top down. TEAM SUCCESS – Per Win +2%/Per Loss -5%*
Business to me is turning a profit, so I want to make this franchise the one everybody thinks of first when they think of the NFL. TEAM SUCCESS – Per Super Bowl Win +2%/Per Playoff Missed -5%*
*The risk/reward for these answers are still being tweaked.
Well of course since I want to move the team I’m not going to pick number 1 because the fans are going to get upset when they hear I’m moving. I chose #2, seemed like the safest choice. The Jaguars are in bad shape and it’s apparent that I’m not there to rebuild that team in Jacksonville as I don’t do anything to the stadium and try to fix it up by renovating. Sean Combs wants to move the Jaguars and by week 3 he finally gets the option to do so.
It’s usually week 3 when you get the option to move if your team is low enough to move.
In week 3 of the regular season Sean Combs is presented with an invitation to move a second city to Chicago. Chicago and a Market size of #1 (I’m guessing that Big Market), the City Personality is Hardocre, the Fan Happiness is +85%, and the Stadium Funding is $540M. Right now in week 3 Sean Combs has a value of $25M and his team is ranked 32nd in value among other NFL teams.
Now just because they present you with that city doesn’t mean you have to go to that city, you can chose any city you want and here is the list:
|City||Market Size||Fan Personality||Fan Interest||Description|
|London, England||Huge||Fair Weather||45%||London is a huge market that would love an NFL Team|
|Los Angeles, California||Huge||Fair Weather||95%||Los Angeles is the easiest city choice financially. They’ll pay for a large percentage of your stadium|
|Mexico City, Mexico||Huge||Hardcore||90%||Mexico City is a prime destination. It offers hardcore fans and big time stadium funding.|
|Toronto, Canada||Large||Laid Back||20%||Toronto is an interesting destination. Good fans and decent stadium funding.|
|San Antonio, Texas||Average||Loyal||65%||San Antonio is a fairly large market with loyal fans. You’ll have to compete with basketball though.|
|Orlando, Florida||Decent||FrontRunner||20%||Orlando is home to boy bands, theme parks and strip malls. Where do I sign?|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Small||Laid Back||15%||OKC doesn’t offer much stadium funding but their fans are pretty laid back!|
|Salt Lake City, Utah||Small||Fair Weather||45%||Salt Lake City can’t offer much stadium funding but their fans are pretty loyal.|
|Brooklyn, New York||Huge||Hardcore||90%||Brooklyn is the hottest choice among professional teams. Huge market and hardcore fans make this a perfect destination.|
|Memphis, Tennessee||Small||Laid Back||17%||You might have the blues if you move here. Very little funding means an expensive stadium bill!|
|Chicago Illinois||Huge||Hardcore||80%||Chicago is the perfect city for an NFL team. Fans in the Windy City are as loyal as you get and the market size means more jersey sales.|
|Sacramento, California||Average||Laid Back||42%||Sacramento supports an NBA team, so you should be fine moving here.|
|Columbus, Ohio||Decent||FrontRunner||20%||Columbus offers fanatic fans that love their team. The market size is small, but you’ll be adorned here.|
|Portland, Oregon||Decent||Fair Weather||45%||Portland is not a bad spot to relocate to. Good fans and decent stadium funding can be found here.|
|Austin, Texas||Decent||FrontRunner||45%||Austin is the perfect place to relocate. Good BBQ, great fans and warm temperatures year round.|
|Dublin, Ireland||Decent||Laid Back||60%||If you’re interested in going International, Dublin is a great spot. Good food and adoring fans can be found in Dublin!|
|Houston, Texas||Huge||Loyal||95%||Moving a 2nd team to Houston is a bold move. Choose this city and you can bring the Oilers back.|
Please note that this all is subject to change from early may when I got this.
I’ll have an article about the Top 5 places to relocate a city to a little later but it’s obvious that Sean Combs is going with Brooklyn. So week 4 comes around and the fans are not happy at all as the owners’ Fan Happiness rating goes down the drain.
Choose Name and Logo
Week 5 rolls around and finally we get to choose a name for our team.
Here are our choices for the City of Brooklyn. Now all cities will have different names available and we talked to the devleopers about making those names available when you choose your city. Nothing worse than choosing a new city and have to pick between names you don’t like. In all honesty, my good friend from TSO (SimSherrif) pointed out that we should be able to create our own names, our own logos, and our own uniforms. That would be great, unortunately that is not the case this year.
So here are the names for the Brooklyn City. Each name is represented with a logo and the fan interest in that logo and name.. (No logos were in in the build we played):
Jaguars (17% Fan Interest) – Keep the same name as the current one.
Beats (10% Fan Interest) – Music has always been the sould of Brooklyn. Represent the heart of Brooklyn by choosing this mascot. (No mascot was chosen)
Dodgers (80% Fan Interest) – The original Dodgers played in the NFL from 1930 to 1943. Ready for history to repeat itself?
Yanks (10% Fan Interest) – Most baseball fans outside of New york would vote against choosing this name. Do you agree?
That’s it, 4 names and logos to choose between. Sean Combs being a Music Mogul picked Beats. So the Brooklyn Beats it is as we head into week 7 of the regular season.
The good thing about moving as an owner is you no longer care what the fans think or want. Another tip: drive the prices up on food and merchandise. You don’t care if they don’t like it but some people will buy it or maybe you cut prices hoping that fans will buy it for keepsake.
It doesn’t matter cause week 7 brings on the task of choosing a uniform. Again it would be great if we got to customize our own uniforms but instead we have to choose between 3 styles. (Note, again these assets were not available for us to look at in early May.) The 3 styles include Classic, Modern, and Traditional. Each style has tweets from fans and their opinion of the uniforms as well as a popularity poll for each style. It was mentioned to us that a Nike Pro Combat Uniform might make it into the selection. Sean Combs chose the modern look as 40% of the fans liked it.
By week 9, you can’t wait for the season to be over with and Sean Combs feels the same way as he raises all the prices and tries to squeeze out every penny from the Jacksonville fans. While the team is 1-7 the decision to choose a new stadium comes up to take your mind off of the awful performances on the field.
There are 10 Stadium Types, each with a Build Cost and a weekly cost. You’ll also see the seating capacity, the number of suites, stadium size (level), market size, city personality, and stadium funding %. You’ll also see some tweets of Fan opinions. You can click a to view the proposal as well.
Please note all of these figures are not set in stone and could be changed when the game ships.
|Stadium Type||Build Cost||Weekly Cost||Seating Capacity||Suites||Stadium Size (Lvl)||Stadium Funding %|
|Basic Sphere Stadium||$0.97B||$0.87M||82566||4128||4||55%|
|Basic Canopy Stadium||$0.95B||$0.82M||72000||214||4||56%|
|Basic Traditional Stadium||$0.98B||$0.89M||67000||3350||3||54%|
|Basic Futuristic Stadium||$1.00B||$0.92M||63400||3170||3||54%|
|Basic Hybrid Stadium||$0.97B||$0.87M||68756||3438||3||55%|
|Deluxe Traditional Stadium||$1.20B||$1.32M||67000||3350||3||45%|
|Deluxe Canopy Stadium||$1.10B||$1.12M||72000||214||4||49%|
|Deluxe Shpere Stadium||$1.25B||$1.42M||82566||4128||4||43%|
|Deluxe Futuristic Stadium||$1.50B||$1.92M||63400||3170||3||36%|
|Deluxe Hybrid Stadium||$1.35B||$1.62M||68756||3438||3||40%|
Please note that this all is subject to change from early may when I got this.
There are proposals for each stadium that also breakdown the seating for the different sections (Suite, Lower, Middle, Upper) and the Facilities and what level that stadium’s facilities start at. For example a Deluxe Futuristic Stadium comes with Deluxe Bathrooms Level 3. I really wish I could show you guys some assets, because they show you what the stadium will look like.
So now Sean Combs has chosen the city, chosen the name and logo, chosen the uniforms, and chosen the type of stadium to build. The only thing left if to finish off this horrid of a season and move to Brooklyn next year.
Here are some facts about relocating in CFM:
- You can’t go back to a city you have left, so if you are in a 32 online franchise and 17 teams move. That’s it!
- You can’t customize any name, logo, or uniform in your relocation
- As of this article you can’t see the team names, logos, or uniforms before you pick the city. (I’m sure once E3 hits we’ll have a list.)
- Your Stadium has to have a rating of 40 or lower to move
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