Vicente Calderón Stadium
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|Full name||Estadio Vicente Calderón|
|Former names||Estadio Manzanares (1966-1971)|
|Opened||2 October, 1966|
|Renovated||1982 (FIFA World Cup)|
|Architect||Javier Barroso |
Miguel Ángel García Lomas
The Vicente Calderón Stadium (Spanish: 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 UEFA 5 star stadium rating in 2003. The Vicente Calderón is also used as a concert venue.
World Cup 1982 matches at the Calderón
The stadium hosted three games in the 1982 FIFA World Cup (All Round 2, Group D):
- Club Atlético de Madrid - stadium page on official website
- Vicente Calderón Stadium at Google Maps
- Vicente Calderon Stadium photos (ENG)