The stage's layout is a simple flat ring, similar to most stages in the Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters series, which is slightly elevated above ground level. It takes place in a large, arena-like stadium close to the center of a gridiron football field. Similar to both Pokémon Stadium and Boxing Ring, a large jumbotron that records the on-screen action can be seen in the background. Invisible walls are on both sides of the stage, blocking the blast line; these walls can be broken by dealing enough knockback to a fighter. Characters from Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters make cameos just outside of the ring, similarly to how they do while watching the fight in the early The King of Fighters games; there are 20 in total. While they are normally random, the choice of music will guarantee specific characters to appear.