Coming to the Atleti-Leicester is a great opportunity to get to know Madrid! If you are a Foxes fan this is your guide to enjoy the Spanish city during your stay before the match.
To begin with, we should start our route from kilometre 0. This actually exists and is located at the Puerta del Sol, one of the most visited places of our city. From here, you can walk to the Plaza Mayor. This is one of Madrid's hot spots and its origins date back to the 16th century. In it and around it (Barrio de las Letras and Barrio de La Latina) you will be able to find many bars and restaurants to get a taste of the Spanish cuisine. A good place to enjoy our country’s food is the San Miguel Market, close to Calle Mayor.
After that, following this street against traffic flow, you will reach the Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace and the Plaza de Oriente. Annexed to the Royal Palace you will find Sabatini's Garden, one of the nicest of the city and a bit further ahead across the street is the Plaza de España, another of Madrid's hot spots.
From here, the Gran Vía, one of the city’s main arteries, starts. It is packed with shops, theatres and cinemas, and is one of the must-do walks for any visitor. At number 47 of this famous street is the Atlético de Madrid Store, where you will be able to find all our official products and take with you a memento of the Atlético-Leicester.
The Gran Vía ends in Alcalá Street, and the latter in the Paseo del Prado, another one of Madrid’s most beautiful walks. Strolling along this great street you can find some of the capital’s most famous Museums. The Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum are three of the best known museums in Madrid.
For security reasons, the Leicester fans who come to the first leg match of the Champions quarter-finals, will have to meet at the Plaza Mayor to be escorted to the Vicente Calderón stadium. The meeting point will be at Plaza Mayor at 17:30. Leicester City FC Fans will be escorted by the police at 17:45 from the meeting point to the stadium. Please be patient and considerate. Follow the instructions of the police and the security staff.The gates for Leicester City FC Fans will be 7, 9 and 10, and will open at 17:45 (three hours before kick-off). The sectors for the away supporters are: 407 - 408 – 409 - 410 – 507- 508 - 509 - 510 in the upper stand. These sectors will have bars and toilets exclusive for the away supporters. Visiting Fans must occupy only the seat indicated on their ticket and have to access it only through the designated entrance. We would appreciate if you do not carry large bags/backpacks to the stadium. In that case, we will provide a Storage Room only for Leicester City FC fans.
At the visiting team gates, the ticketing control and the body search procedures will take place right after entering the stadium. It will be quickest if you are calm and careful. Remember that inside our stadium, banners or flags larger than 3m x 1,5m are forbidden. Smaller flags and banners are permitted. But sticks and masts are not allowed. We will not tolerate disturbances in the stadium that represent a safety risk. For this reason, there will be video monitoring and recording and, if necessary, the police will take action.
Visiting fans are invited to cooperate with the security personnel, by accepting the inspections and body checks and the removal of items that are not allowed to be uses, to have or to bring into the Stadium on match days. Please, do no try to buy any tickets outside the official ticketing offices, because those tickets may not be valid for the match.
At the end of the game, all the groups of supporters that have arrived by coach must go to Parque Atenas, where all of the coaches will be parked from 16:00. You can find this coach parking on the map.
We hope that your visit to the Vicente Calderón stadium is a pleasant experience for all and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.