Wanda Metropolitano

stadium in Madrid

Metropolitano Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Metropolitano), also called Wanda Metropolitano for sponsorship reasons, is a stadium in Madrid, Spain. It has been the home stadium of football club Atlético Madrid since the 2017–18 season. The stadium is in the Rosas neighbourhood in the San Blas-Canillejas district. Wanda Metropolitano has a seating capacity of 67,829.

Wanda Metropolitano
UEFA 4/4 stars
Inside of Wanda Metropolitano, pictured in 2018
Outside of Wanda Metropolitano, pictured in 2017

The stadium was built during 1990–93 and was opened in 1994. After the stadium was closed in 2004, the stadium reopened in 2017 as Atlético Madrid's home ground. Wanda Metropolitano replaced their former home ground Vicente Calderón Stadium. The first match in the stadium was on 18 September 2017 in a 2017-18 La Liga match against Málaga CF.[1] The stadium was formerly known as Estadio de la Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid Community Stadium), Estadio Olímpico de Madrid (Madrid Olympic Stadium), and more commonly by its nickname Estadio de La Peineta (The Comb Stadium). Naming rights were acquired by the Wanda Group, a Chinese real estate company.[2]

On 1 June 2019, Wanda Metropolitano hosted the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Lowe, Sid (2017-09-18). "Opening night at Atlético Madrid's new home". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  2. "Chinese firm Wanda to sponsor Atletico Madrid's new stadium". Reuters. Archived from the original on 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. "2019 Champions League Final: Tottenham vs. Liverpool". esmadrid.com. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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