Atlético Madrid Unveils Plans For New Stadium

Atlético Madrid Unveils Plans For New Stadium

Replacing the current Vincent Calderon Stadium, opened in 1966, Atletico Madrid's new Estadio La Peinta home is getting a full makeover. Built in the 1990s, the stadium was originally prepared as a 20,000 capacity track and field venue. With hopes of securing the 2020 Olympic bid, Madrid will add just over 45,000 seats and allow for a quick adaptation for non-soccer activity. Detractors of the project point to location (much further from the City center than Atletico's existing field) and the awkward mix of oval and rectangular shapes. Should the Olympic hopes crash, the design will no doubt face further ridicule. [Stadium Porn]

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