The Estadio Wanda Metropolitano hosts the home matches of Club Atlético de Madrid. The stadium was inaugurated in 1994 and completely renovated in 2017, as a replacement of the Estadio Vicente Calderón. It has a capacity of 67,700 people.
On 2007, Atlético Madrid and Ayuntamiento de Madrid signed an agreement for which Atlético would move within 3 years to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (also known as Estadio Olímpico de Madrid, and more commonly by its knickname Estadio de La Peineta). After the 2016-17 season, The Vicente Calderón Stadium is being demolished, a park will be built in its place, and Atlético has moved to the Estadio Wanda to play there from the 2017-18 season onwards.
The Club Atlético de Madrid, popularly known as Atlético, was founded in 1903. It is, along with the Real Madrid Fútbol Club, one of Madrid football clubs. The rivalry between both is quite fierce and the city is divided in half between Real Madrid and Atlético fans.
Probably one of the best in Europe, ‘Atlético’ are the most intensive and loyal supporters of the Spanish League. Fans generally dance and sing theme songs and chants during the whole match, and they do so whether the team is winning or losing, whether it’s raining or under an ubearable heat. It is absolutely impressive.
Few fans are noisier, more numerous, more loyal or funnier than Atlético’s. They always enjoy themselves. Even if they lose. Join them!
Start by checking the official calendar of matches and look for the dates when Atlético de Madrid plays home. Note that the final date and time of the match are confirmed only a few days before. One more thing, the match usually takes place on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. However, if the calendar obliges, matches may take place on other days of the week.
Next, pick the area of the Wanda Metropolitano where you would like to seat. A seating chart will help you choose the one that will suit you best.
Final step: purchase your tickets! No more waiting lines.
Being far away from the city center (around 10 km or 6.2 mi from the Puerta del Sol), it is not advisable to go there by foot.
Actually, the best way to get there is to catch the subway (line 7 stopping at Estadio Metropolitano or Las Musas stations) and walk from there.
You can also catch a bus (lines 38, 48, 140, 153, E2, N5 and N6).
Finally, you can catch a taxi. But before doing so, make sure you check the itinerary from your accommodation to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium and you have printed some basic directions. Doing so you can avoid potential scams from the driver, the main one being a ride following a longer route.
However, plan your transport ahead of time. Atlético matches are extremely popular and it can be very difficult to reach the stadium as the match time approaches. It’s better waiting a bit longer at your seat for the match to begin than missing part of the action!
The Wanda Metropolitano Tour walks you through the most emblematic areas of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. Vist the home team changing room, the press room, and the players’ tunnel. Additionally, you can access to different areas of the stadium, including the field grass and the radio box.
The entrance ticket also includes access to the stadium museum, home to some 1,000 soccer artifacts. See trophies, shirts, old season tickets and learn about the famous club at your own pace.
Feel like a true Atlético de Madrid player!