Football Stadiums in Madrid: Two Famous Ones, and Four You Probably Aren’t Aware Of

By Football Tripper

Last Updated: July 7, 2015

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Overview

City: Madrid, Spain; Population: 6.3 million; Number of teams: 9

Further Reading

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Whilst there might not be as many professional teams as there are in say London, there’s certainly enough variety in Madrid to ensure you can enjoy countless a “football weekends” in Spain’s capital city. Click any of the pictures below to go straight to each individual team’s stadium guide. Enjoy.

Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Bernabeu at night

Team: Real Madrid

Capacity: 81,044

Distance from city centre: 4.2 km (North)

Estadio Vicente Calderon

Aerial view of Vicente Calderon

Team: Atlético Madrid

Capacity: 54,907

Distance from city centre: 2.4 km (South-west)

Estadio Municipal de Butarque

Inside Estadio Butarque

Team: CD Leganés

Capacity: 6,960

Distance from city centre: 10.7 km (South-west)

Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

The main stand at Coliseum Alfonso Perez

Team: Getafe CF

Capacity: 17,393

Distance from city centre: 11.7 km (South)

Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas

Main stand at Campo de Vallecas

Team: Rayo Vallecano

Capacity: 14,708

Distance from city centre: 5 km (South-east)

Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano

Real Madrid B stadium

Team: Real Madrid B

Capacity: 6,000

Distance from city centre: 11.9km (North-east)

The Future:

Estadio La Peineta

Aerial view of Estadio Peineta

Team: Atlético Madrid

Capacity: 73,000

Distance from city centre: 11.4km (East)

Details: Estadio La Peineta was supposed to be expanded as part of Madrid’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, however the bid was unsuccessful. Based on the size of the main stand, the venue could theoretically achieve a capacity of 73,000, and Atlético are regarded as first choice candidates should the work ever occur.

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Night render of rennovated Santiago Bernabeu

Team: Real Madrid

Capacity: 73,000

Distance from city centre: 4.2 km (North)

Details: Plans to renovate the stadium were unveiled by Florentino Perez on 31st January 2014. Expected to cost over 400 million euros, the modern facelift designed by GMP Architects will be partially funded by the sale of the naming rights, and the capacity is likely to increase inline with Barcelona’s Nou Camp.

 


By Football Tripper

Last Updated: July 7, 2015

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