Atlético de Madrid have today revealed plans for the new Estadio La Peineta in a presentation at the city council. Mayor Alberto Ruiz Gallardón and club president Enrique Cerezo proposed the design to an audience of 600, including all first team players and coaches, as well as club legends such as Luis Aragonés, Adelardo and
Atlético president Enrique Cerezo and General Director Miguel Ángel Gil went on the Cadena SER radio programme “El Larguero” yesterday, in a bid to clarify the state of their relationship. Rumours in the Spanish media earlier this week suggested that there was a “complete rupture” between the pair and that they were not on speaking terms.
AS reports that Atlético officials will present definitive project plans for the Peineta stadium before the end of this week. Club directors met with architects Antonio Ortiz and Antonio Cruz on 1 October, and are set to convene with the Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) construction firm and with technicians of the Madrid Council shortly. If all goes as planned, team directors will make an official presentation of the new stadium plans in November or December.
A report in yesterday’s AS has confirmed that work on the new Atlético Madrid stadium is scheduled to begin in November this year. 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.