Wanda Metropolitano – Atlético de Madrid
The Wanda Metropolitano is home to one of Europe’s top teams and the second best team in Madrid: Atlético de Madrid. Of course, Real Madrid and Atlético have an intense, cross-city rivalry and is considered to be Madrid “blue colar” team.
Atlético just recently moved to this ultra-modern stadium from the mythic Vicente Calderon stadium that was located in the center of town. The Wanda Metropolitano stadium is located slightly outside the city center where it enjoy easier access and parking and can offer a wider variety of events and spectacles.
The Vicente Calderón had been the teams stadium since 1966 Atlético de Madrid made the move in 2017 and hasn’t looked back.
There has been a stadium in the same place where the Wanda now stands since 1994, but is wasn’t until 2017 that the installation was properly renovated that the team made the permanent move. The stadium currently sits 68,456 fans, the third largest in the country and second largest in the city of Madrid.
The Wanda Metropolitano offers visits to to the stadium and the teams museum, you can even walk out onto the pitch and see the stadium as the players do. More on Atletico de Madrid here.