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.
The Wanda Metropolitano is Atletico del Madrid current stadium. This new, impressive stadium is located far from the Vicente Calderon stadium where Atletico played for decades. These two scoccer stadiums in Madrid are amongst the citie´s top tourist attractions.
The stadium has a capacity of 68,456 spectators, with its bleachers divided into three levels, forming three continuous rings except for the upper tier on the west side.
It was inaugurated as a stadium owned by Club Atlético de Madrid on September 16, 2017. The first match played was between Atlético-Málaga which Atletico won (1-0).
Originally, this sports venue was inaugurated on September 6, 1994 as an athletics stadium, promoted by the Community of Madrid, being popularly known as “La Peineta”, due to the appearance of its main tribune.
In 2002, its ownership was transferred to the Madrid City Council, 12 forming part of 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic candidatures of the city of Madrid. Finally, the consistory signed a patrimonial agreement with the Club Atlético de Madrid in 2008, by which the property of the enclosure was transferred to the rojiblanco club, after the reform project