- Vicente Calderón Stadium
stadium_name = Vicente Calderón
fullname = Estadio Vicente Calderón
built = 1966
2 October, 1966
renovated = 1982 (FIFA World Cup)
owner = Atlético Madrid
operator = Atlético Madrid
surface = Grass
Miguel Ángel García Lomas
former_names = Estadio Manzanares (1966-1971)
105 x 70 m
The Vicente Calderón Stadium ( _es. Estadio Vicente Calderón) in
Madrid, is the home stadiumof Atlético Madridfootball 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. [http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo67455.htm]
World Cup 1982 matches at the Calderón
The stadium hosted three games in the
1982 FIFA World Cup(All Round 2, Group D):
* [http://www.clubatleticodemadrid.com/en/elclub/instalaciones_club.asp Club Atlético de Madrid - stadium page on official website]
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.401609,-3.720503&spn=0.003733,0.007522&t=k Vicente Calderón Stadium at Google Maps]
* [http://www.madrid-guide-spain.com/atletico-madrid-stadium.html Vicente Calderon Stadium photos (ENG)]
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