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.
For the first time in years, Atlético have completely renovated the pitch of the Vicente Calderón. It was clear for anyone to see that the pitch was in terrible shape last season, with different coloured patches of grass all over. After a recent Muse-concert in the Vicente Calderón, several parts of the field were damaged,