Atlético Madrid’s league and cup double within the 1995–96 season was their first La Liga title in 19 years. Sadly, for Los Rojiblancos this success was brief lived with the group being relegated to the second tier of Spanish soccer for 2 seasons simply 4 years later. Their Europa League win in 2010 was an indication of issues to come back however the catalyst for immediately’s Atlético Madrid befell in December 2011 after they made former midfielder, Diego Simeone, their new supervisor. Atlético received one other Europa League title in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2013 earlier than happening to win La Liga titles in 2014 and 2021. They’ve additionally achieved a high three end in eight consecutive seasons and twice completed runners-up to metropolis rivals Actual Madrid within the Champions League remaining.

This current success of Atlético Madrid domestically and in Europe has seen a rising variety of soccer vacationers heading for the Spanish capital. And because of Atlético Madrid’s fanatical supporters, guests can expertise a improbable ambiance on the membership’s magnificent Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.

Atlético Madrid v Liverpool within the Champions League

Atlético Madrid Stadiums

Early Venues: Atlético Madrid have been based in 1903 as a department of Athletic Bilbao. They performed their house video games at Campo del Retiro in Ronda de Vallecas which had beforehand been occupied by Madrid Soccer Membership (later referred to as Actual Madrid). A decade later they moved to Campo de O´Donnell which was situated on the identical avenue as Actual Madrid’s Estadio de O’Donnell. The stadium may accommodate 10,000 paying spectators and was Atlético’s house for an additional ten years.

Estadio Metropolitano: In 1923 the membership rented the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid from an organization known as Compañía Urbanizadora Metropolitana which operated town’s underground system. Situated at Ciudad Universitaria, the multi-purpose stadium hosted Athletic Membership de Madrid’s first recreation in 1923 after they grew to become unbiased of Athletic Bilbao.

Estadio Metropolitano
Atlético de Madrid – Estadio Metropolitano

Athletic Membership de Madrid joined the inaugural ten group Spanish League in 1928, managed by the Englishman, Fred Pentland, referred to as ‘El Bombin’ (the bowler hat). The membership was relegated in 1930, returning to the highest league in 1934. Two seasons later they have been because of be relegated once more however the suspension of the league due to the civil conflict meant that this was prevented.

In the course of the Spanish Civil Battle (1936-39) the 35,800-seater Estadio Metropolitano was utterly destroyed which compelled the renamed Athletic-Aviación Membership to play house video games within the Estadio de Chamartín and later the Campo de Vallecas. In 1943 the membership returned to the Estadio Metropolitano which remained their house till 1966 after they moved to the Estadio Vicente Calderón.

Lack of gamers throughout the Spanish Civil Battle compelled Athletic Membership de Madrid to merge with a Spanish Air Pressure group, turning into referred to as Athletic Aviación Membership. Suspicions about ‘assist’ from the authorities abounded presently and, though the league title was received in 1940 and 1941, the navy associations didn’t match effectively with the entire membership’s supporters. In 1947, the membership grew to become referred to as Membership Atlético de Madrid and, in 1950 and 1951, repeated its feat of profitable the league in successive seasons.

Estadio Vicente Calderón: Atlético de Madrid purchased a chunk of land on the banks of the River Manzanares in 1959 and work started on the development of a brand new stadium which might be known as Estadio del Manzanares. The primary match was performed there in 1966 though the principle stand which stood above the M-30 motorway wasn’t accomplished for an additional 4 years. It was in 1972 that the stadium was renamed the Estadio Vicente Calderón in honour of the membership president who oversaw its growth. Initially the stadium had a capability of 62,000 though developments within the Eighties noticed this diminished to a bit of underneath 55,000. The Vicente Calderón Stadium remained the revered house of Atlético Madrid till the tip of the 2016-17 season when the membership moved to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano within the north-east of town.

Vicente Calderon Stadium

Estadio Wanda Metropolitano: Atlético’s present stadium has a historical past relationship again to 1994 when it opened as an athletics area being initially referred to as the Estadio de la Comunidad de Madrid, or La Peineta. In 2004 it was closed in preparation for what proved to be Madrid’s failed bid to host the 2016 Olympic Video games. Quite a few proposals for the way forward for the stadium have been rejected earlier than it was acquired by Atlético Madrid in 2013. After main renovations the membership moved to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano for the beginning of the 2017-18 season. In addition to serving as the brand new house of Atlético, the extremely trendy stadium with a capability of 68,456 has already hosted worldwide matches, the ultimate of the Copa del Rey and the 2019 Champions League Closing.

Atlético Madrid’s Stadiums
Campo del Retiro (1903-1913)
Campo de O’Donnell (1913-1923)
Estadio Metropolitano (1923-1966)
Estadio Vicente Calderón (1966-2017)
Wanda Metropolitano (2017-)

Atlético Madrid Stadium Excursions

Athletic Membership de Madrid was based in 1903 by three Basque college students who have been at college in Madrid. The membership was initially a department of Athletic Bilbao – even copying their blue and white striped shirts. It wasn’t till 1920 that the membership grew to become totally unbiased of their dad or mum membership. By then, the enjoying strip had modified to its now well-known crimson and white.

Formally, the explanation for the change was given as being that the director charged with going to England to gather a brand new package in 1911 had not been capable of finding shirts in blue and white and so had purchased crimson and white shirts as a substitute. One other model of this story is that the crimson and white strips have been the most cost effective to fabricate as that individual material was utilized in making mattress mattresses. Therefore Atlético’s nickname ‘Los Colchoneros’ … the Mattress Makers!

Tales reminiscent of this are advised on a go to to ‘Territorio Atleti’ which is a museum devoted to the membership’s historical past. The museum is situated inside the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano and is included as a part of the Atlético Madrid stadium tour. As well as, followers are given entry to the stands, altering rooms, press room and presidential field earlier than strolling up the participant’s tunnel to the pitch and dugouts.

Attending to the Wanda Metropolitano

The Estadio Wanda Metropolitano is situated 10km north-east of of Madrid’s vacationer centre (Puerta del Sol) and simply 6km south of Barajas worldwide airport. One of the best ways to get there may be by the use of the Orange Line 7 of town metro which has a cease known as ‘Estadio Metropolitano’ instantly exterior the stadium. This big station was constructed to accommodate the massive variety of Atlético followers who could be travelling to their new stadium from their conventional heartland within the south of town.

Madrid Metro Line 7

Various metro routes for attending to the stadium embody taking Purple Line 2 to ‘Las Rosas’ or Inexperienced Line 5 to ‘Canillejas’ then taking a 15 minute stroll to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. There are additionally quite a few metropolis bus routes which serve the stadium together with numbers 28, 38, 48, 140 and E2.

Atlético Madrid Fixtures 2021-22

Matchday* Venue House Staff Away Staff
15/08/2021 Estadio Abanca Balaídos RC Celta Atlético de Madrid
22/08/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Elche CF
29/08/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Villarreal CF
12/09/2021  RCDE Stadium RCD Espanyol Atlético de Madrid
19/09/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Athletic Membership
22/09/2021  Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Getafe CF Atlético de Madrid
26/09/2021  Mendizorroza Deportivo Alavés Atlético de Madrid
03/10/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid FC Barcelona
17/10/2021  Nuevo Los Cármenes Granada CF Atlético de Madrid
24/10/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Actual Sociedad
27/10/2021  Estadio Ciutat de València Levante UD Atlético de Madrid
31/10/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Actual Betis
07/11/2021  Camp de Mestalla Valencia CF Atlético de Madrid
21/11/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid CA Osasuna
28/11/2021  Ramón de Carranza Cádiz CF Atlético de Madrid
05/12/2021  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid RCD Mallorca
12/12/2021  Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Actual Madrid Atlético de Madrid
19/12/2021  Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Sevilla FC Atlético de Madrid
02/01/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Rayo Vallecano
09/01/2022  Estadio de la Cerámica Villarreal CF Atlético de Madrid
19/01/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Levante UD
23/01/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Valencia CF
06/02/2022  Camp Nou FC Barcelona Atlético de Madrid
13/02/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Getafe CF
20/02/2022  Estadio El Sadar CA Osasuna Atlético de Madrid
27/02/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid RC Celta
06/03/2022  Estadio Benito Villamarín Actual Betis Atlético de Madrid
13/03/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Cádiz CF
20/03/2022  Estadio de Vallecas Rayo Vallecano Atlético de Madrid
03/04/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Deportivo Alavés
10/04/2022  Go to Mallorca Estadi RCD Mallorca Atlético de Madrid
17/04/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid RCD Espanyol
20/04/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Granada CF
01/05/2022  Estadio San Mamés Athletic Membership Atlético de Madrid
08/05/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Actual Madrid
11/05/2022  Estadio Martínez Valero Elche CF Atlético de Madrid
15/05/2022  Wanda Metropolitano Atlético de Madrid Sevilla FC
22/05/2022  Reale Area Actual Sociedad Atlético de Madrid
*Matchdays are provisional and topic to vary

Learn how to Get Atlético Madrid Tickets

Due to the capability of the Wanda Metropolitano there are often tickets out there for almost all of La Liga fixtures by means of the Atlético de Madrid Web site. Nonetheless, it may be very troublesome to get tickets for video games in opposition to Actual Madrid, FC Barcelona and main European opposition in Champions League video games.

   

Wanda Metropolitano Stadium Seating Map

Atletico Madrid Stadium Map
Stadium Map – Atlético Madrid

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