I havent played Madden for years, but I picked up last year's Madden and saw they had a Nickelodeon field with Spongebob characters.

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I ask this respectfully - what does Spongebob have to do with Madden or the NFL?

  • I’m voting to close this question because it is a video game question, not a sports question.
    – alamoot
    Jan 30, 2023 at 18:56
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    I think it's okay; the poster is asking what the connection between SpongeBob and the NFL is, which is a sports entertainment question.
    – Joe
    Jan 30, 2023 at 19:04

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Nickelodeon has, since 2021, occasionally broadcast NFL games. During those broadcasts, they often feature SpongeBob SquarePants, possibly the most well-known Nickelodeon original character.

The stadium was added to Madden to coincide with the first Nickelodeon game, a wildcard playoff between Chicago and New Orleans in January 2021. Although not public, it is reasonable to guess this might have been a paid tie-in.

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    To add: CBS is a long-standing “broadcast partner” of the NFL. ViacomCBS owns Nickelodeon, home of SpongeBob.
    – Damila
    Jan 30, 2023 at 21:14
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    Wow... I would have never guessed that Nickelodeon broadcast NFL games (I'm assuming that was in the USA). I think most professional sports could be improved with the gratuitous addition of brightly coloured slime... Jan 31, 2023 at 10:20

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