Vicente Calderón Stadium

Vicente Calderón Stadium

stadium_name = Vicente Calderón
nickname =

fullname = Estadio Vicente Calderón
location = Madrid, Spain
built = 1966
opened = 2 October, 1966
renovated = 1982 (FIFA World Cup)
closed =
demolished =
owner = Atlético Madrid
operator = Atlético Madrid
surface = Grass
construction_cost =
architect = Javier Barroso
Miguel Ángel García Lomas
former_names = Estadio Manzanares (1966-1971)
tenants =
Atlético Madrid
seating_capacity =
dimensions =
105 x 70 m

The Vicente Calderón Stadium ( _es. Estadio Vicente Calderón) in Madrid, is the home stadium of Atlético Madrid football club. It is located in the heart of Madrid by the banks of the River Manzanares. The stadium was originally called "Estadio Manzanares", but was later changed to Vicente Calderón after the famous Atlético club president. The seats are laid out in red and white stripes, the famous colours of Atletico's shirts.

The Vicente Calderón Stadium regularly holds international matches of the Spanish national team. It has a capacity of 54,851 and was given the rating in 2003. The Vicente Calderón is also used as a concert venue.

Atlético could be moving away from the Vicente Calderón to a renovated stadium, La Peineta, in 2012, and the stadium would be torn down afterwards. []

World Cup 1982 matches at the Calderón

The stadium hosted three games in the 1982 FIFA World Cup (All Round 2, Group D):

*France 1 - Austria 0
*Austria 2 - Northern Ireland 2
*Northern Ireland 1 - France 4

External links

* [ Club Atlético de Madrid - stadium page on official website]
* [,-3.720503&spn=0.003733,0.007522&t=k Vicente Calderón Stadium at Google Maps]
* [ Vicente Calderon Stadium photos (ENG)]

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