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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.