Vicente Calderón Stadium
The Vicente Calderón Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Vicente Calderón [esˈtaðjo βiˈθente kaldeˈɾon]) was the home stadium of Atlético Madrid since its completion in 1966 to 2017, with a current seating capacity of 54,907 and located on the banks of the Manzanares, in the Arganzuela district of Madrid, Spain. The stadium was originally called the Estadio Manzanares, but this was later changed to the Vicente Calderón Stadium, in honour of their long-term President Vicente Calderón.
|Full name||Estadio Vicente Calderón|
|Former names||Estadio Manzanares|
|Location||Arganzuela, Madrid, Spain|
|Field size||105 m × 70 m (115 yd × 77 yd)|
|Broke ground||3 August 1959|
|Opened||2 October 1966|
|Demolished||2019 (To Be Demolished)|
|Architect||Javier Barroso |
Miguel Ángel García Lomas
|Atlético Madrid (1966–2017)|
To finance the new stadium, Atlético Madrid had to make a debt issue in 1958 in the form of mortgage bonds that were underwritten mostly by club shareholders and members. On 17 March 1961, Javier Barroso bought land for the construction of a new stadium, to replace the Estadio Metropolitano de Madrid. In the same year, work began on the new stadium. The ground opened in 1966, and was named the Estadio del Manzanares until 1972.
Departure of AtléticoEdit
On 30 July 2007, Atlético Madrid, Mahou brewery and Ayuntamiento de Madrid signed an agreement to reclassify the land that is currently occupied by the Vicente Calderón stadium and the Mahou brewery, agreeing that Atlético would move within three years to the Estadio Olímpico de Madrid, better known as Estadio La Peineta (officially Wanda Metropolitano), which was to be renovated in preparation for Atlético's tenancy. After reconstruction, it would hold 68,000 spectators and features fully covered stands. The Vicente Calderón Stadium is soon to be demolished, and a park will be built in its place, which is to be named the 'Park Atlético Madrid'. Atlético moved out after the 2016–17 season.
Copa del Rey finalsEdit
The stadium hosted the final of the Copa del Rey (also previously known as the Copa del Generalísimo) on 14 occasions:
1973 * 1974 * 1975 * 1977 * 1979 * 1981 * 1986 * 1989 * 1994 * 2005 * 2008 * 2012 * 2016 * 2017.
1982 FIFA World CupEdit
The stadium hosted three games in the 1982 FIFA World Cup:
|Date||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round|
|28 June 1982 ||Austria||0–1||France||Group 4 (Second Round)|
|1 July 1982||Austria||2–2||Northern Ireland||Group 4 (Second Round)|
|4 July 1982||Northern Ireland||1–4||France||Group 4 (Second Round)|
- "Vicente Calderón".
- "Vicente Calderón Stadium". AtléticodeMadrid. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- "El tortuoso traslado del Atlético al Manzanares" [The tortuous transfer of Atlético to Manzanares]. Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 1 October 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- "Estadio Vicente Calderón". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
- Lowe, Sid (18 September 2017). "A stadium called Wanda: opening night at Atlético Madrid's new home". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- "Estadio Vicente Calderón". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
- "Austria-France". 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain. FIFA.
- "Austria-Northern Ireland". 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain. FIFA.
- "France-Northern Ireland". 1982 FIFA World Cup - Spain. FIFA.