Atleti’s newest academy breaks ground in Alcalá de Henares

After much expectation, Atlético de Madrid have broken ground on their academy in Alcalá.

This morning, Atlético de Madrid broke ground in Alcalá de Henares to begin building our newest academy. Miguel Ángel Gil Marin, CEO of the club, Enrique Cerezo, club president, Saúl Ñíguez, a 'canterano' and member of our first team, Emilio Gutiérrez, director of our academy, José Luis Pérez Caminero and Lola Romero, president of Atlético Femenino, represented our club. On the other hand, the city of Alcalá was represented by Javier Rodríguez Palacios, mayor of the city, Albero Blázquez, councillor for sports and second deputy mayor, Olga García, deputy mayor, and the councillors Brianda Yáñez and Víctor Chacón. Five players from our male and female youth academies were also present.

Some items that represent the values of our academy could be found in the foundation stone that was used to break ground in our newest sporting complex: official 2017/18 team photo, two letters written by Cerezo and Rodríguez Palacios, an Atlético de Madrid USB flash drive with our crest on it containing the names of all the players from our academies.

Alcalá de Hernarés is in the Comunidad de Madrid and not far from the Wanda Metropolitano. Our academy players will enjoy a modern installation where they can grow. The sporting complex will be 69,960 square metres and will have a full-size stadium with capacity for 2,000 fans, four artificial pitches and a seven-a-side field. Also, this sporting complex will host all of our international programs.