TRIP Wanda Metropolitano is a football stadium located in Madrid – home ground of Spanish football team Atlético Madrid. The stadium has a seating capacity of 68,456 and is the third largest stadium in Spain.
TAP Although technically a ‘new’ stadium, the majority of the stadium’s structure was built in 1994 as part of the city’s failed bid to host 1997 World Athletics Championship. The stadium opened for a second time in 2017 to replace Atlético Madrid’s long-time home – the Estadio Vincente Calderon. Little remains from the original stadium besides the peculiar main stand, nicknamed ‘La Pieneta’ due to its comb-shaped design. The stadium’s distinctive curved roof helps in keeping in the electric atmosphere created by the lively home fans, ensuring a memorable viewing experience for visitors.
The Metropolitano has been designed to ensure an excellent match day experience for all visitors. The area surrounding the stadium is very open, but boasts a number of attractions for visitors to see before a match. Located outside the main stand, ‘The Walk of Legends’ includes a collection of plaques dedicated to some of Atlético Madrid’s most prolific players. On the other side of the stadium, visitors can have their photo taken with a version of the Oso y el Madroño statue, iconic symbol of Madrid, or gaze at the high-flying Hispano Aviacion HA-200D aircraft dedicated to the early history of the club. Plenty of food, drink and merchandise outlets are also available for visitors to enjoy before heading into the stadium.
GO Tickets for Atlético Madrid’s matches at the Wanda Metropolitano can be purchased directly through the club’s official website. Wanda Metropolitano is easily accessible via the Madrid Metro train network (Estadio Metropolitano station). Check out Madrid Metro’s official website for route maps, fares and other useful information.