A report in yesterday’s AS has confirmed that work on the new Atlético Madrid stadium is scheduled to begin in November this year.
Atleti originally agreed to move away from the Vicente Calderón in 2007 following negotiations with the Madrid Council.
The report noted that all of the deadlines are in place for the completion of the renovated stadium and all other matters will be resolved before the next deadline at the end of this month, including economic issues with the firm in charge of rebuilding our new venue, the Fomento Construcciones y Contratas (FCC).
We are also expecting a final design of the redeveloped La Peineta to be agreed upon by the 30th of September from architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz.
It is estimated that the ‘groundbreaking’ should occur in late October to early November. The new stadium, which is located in the suburb of Canillejas, Madrid, would exceed the capacity of the Calderón by just under 20,000.
The report also mentions the demolition of the Vicente Calderón; which will be undertaken following the move to our new 73,000 seater venue, tentatively scheduled for 2013.