Atletico Madrid will leave the legendary Vicente Calderon Stadium to play at the Estadio Olímpico de Madrid (Olympic Stadium of Madrid), commonly known as La Peineta.

The Estadio Olímpico de Madrid was inaugurated in 1994 to hold athletic events. With a capacity for 20,000 spectators, then became a multipurpose stadium.

It was in the year 2008 when the stadium became Atletico Madrid property and the club decided that La Peineta would become their club’s new home. The idea was that the club would move there in the season 2012.2013, but this has not still happened.

In September 2013 the city of Madrid was not chosen to hold the Olympic Games in 2020 so this changed plans. For example, the running track surrounding the pitch was not built eventually.

After this it was decided that La Peineta Stadium will only be exclusive for Atletico Madrid. The stadium will have a capacity for 73,000 spectators, 18,000 more seats than the vicente Calderon. The club will move to the stadium in July 2016.

Vicente Calderon Stadium

Por el 13 March, 2015

The stadium of Atlético de Madrid is called Vicente Calderón. It is located at the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto, no. 67, just near the Manzanares river. It has a capacity for nearly 55,000 spectators.

Inaugurated in 1966 as the Manzanares Stadium, the first match played at the stadium was Atlético vs Valencia. They drew 1-1. Some years after, the Vicente Calderón has been the venue of Champions League and Europe League matches, and also of the World Cup which took place in Spain in 1982. In 2003 it became a ‘5 stars stadium’.

In spite of all Atletico Madrid fans love their stadium, in 2007 the club decided to change relocate itself. La Peineta Stadium, with a capacity for 73,000 people, will be the stadium of Atletico Madrid in a few years.

Want to know how to get to the Vicente Calderón? Click here.

Do you want to get to the Atletico Madrid Stadium through metro? We will help you.

The Vicente Calderon Stadium is located at the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto, No. 67, just near the Manzanares River, in Madrid.

Therefore, there are two subway stations in which you should get off: MARQUÉS DE VADILLO and PIRÁMIDES. In both stations the metro line that takes you there is the LINE 5.

Metro is easiest and fastest way to get to the Atletico Madrid’s Santiago Calderon, but you can also take the bus (lines 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150); and if you are in the surroundings of Madrid, the RENFE Train getting off at Pirámides Station.

In football and all sports it is very typical for teams or their fans to have a nickname. Often we use these nicknames a lot but we don’t know where they come from. The most well-known nicknames in Spanish football are ‘culés’, for Barcelona and their fans, ‘merengues’, for Real Madrid, and ‘colchoneros’, for Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid, one of the most successful Spanish Football teams, are also known as the ‘rojiblanco’ (red and white) team and as the ‘colchonero’ team (mattress team). The nickname ‘colchonero’ is undoubtedly one of the most curious and funny names in Spanish football.

The history of the name ‘colchonero’ goes back to the post-Spanish Civil War period. At that time, the fabric of mattresses was white and red stripes, like Atletico Madrid’s kit, so their rivals started to use the term ‘colchoneros’ when talking about the club.

Nowadays this name is totally ingrained in the club: ‘colchonero’ is an identifying mark of Atlético. Moreover, the nickname ‘colchonero’ is commonly used in sports journalism, as well as ‘rojiblancos’ or ‘indios’. ‘Colchoneros’ is, definitely, something that all Atletico fans are proud of.


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The Atlético Madrid’s stadium is in the Paseo de la Virgen del Puerto, No. 67, in the Arganzuela’s neighborhood, just near the Manzanares river, in Madrid. You can get to it using metro, bus or train.

-          METRO

Line 5: “Pirámides” and “Marqués de Vadillo” stations

-          BUS

Lines: 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147 and 150

-          TRAIN (RENFE)

Lines: C-7 and C-10

Station: “Pirámides”


Frequent route

The easiest way to get to the Vicente Calderon stadium from the city centre is by taking the metro. If you are in Atocha, you should take the line 1 to “Pinar de Chamartín”, getting off at “Gran Vía”, then take the line 5 and stop in “Pirámides” or “Marqués de Vadillo”.

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