La Liga Stadiums: Wanda Metropolitano – Atletico Madrid’s newest home

Atletico Madrid's 68,000 seater Wanda Metropolitano sits on the eastern sides of the Spanish capital. The stadium was initially going to be used for athletics events and a 2016 Olympics bid.

Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium
Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano can seat 68,000 fans. (Source: La Liga)
Atletico Madrid’s newest home, in the Spanish club stands on the eastern outskirts of Madrid, is the Wanda Metropolitano, a pioneering arena that boasts some of the finest cutting-edge technology in modern construction. Atletico Madrid’s new home opened its doors in 2017 to the acclaim of being the first 100% LED stadium in Europe. Once a candidate to host the 2016 Olympics, the arena is now home to the Colchoneros.
Wanda Metropolitano is a new arena that’s befitting of one of the most dedicated and passionate fan bases in world football. This season has seen Atletico’s membership figures hit a historic high with over 123,000 members (including 57,718 season-ticket holders) on the club’s books. These loyal supporters are more than prepared to stick with their team through thick and thin in their longing to once again taste lift the league title.