Vicente Calderon Stadium

Por el 13 March, 2015
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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.