The journalist Vicente Vallés presented an event that began with a video summarising the evolution of the San Blas - Canillejas district over the last five years. Enrique Cerezo, president of the club, looked back on the evolution of the district since the opening of our stadium: "The area surrounding this facility has grown and important actions have been undertaken to provide it with green areas, recreational areas and new accesses. The project we are presenting today endorses our firm commitment to continue implementing improvements that benefit all the neighbours", he said.
Cerezo underlined the importance of the implementation of 'Ciudad del Deporte' after the agreement reached with the City Council. "Today we present an innovative initiative, with a city objective: that Madrid becomes a reference in the fields of sport and sustainability," he said.
Enrique Cerezo pointed out that 'Ciudad del Deporte' "will change our history" and added that "with this project, Miguel Ángel Gil's vision materialises. A dream for which he has worked tirelessly over the last few years and which has managed to become our great dream and our legacy for the next generations of Atleti fans".
The Cívitas Metropolitano is born
Our president reviewed the facilities that will be part of the project before announcing the agreement with Cívitas, the club's new main sustainability sponsor.
The president announced at the event that Cívitas will become the club's new main sustainability sponsor and announced the new name of the stadium, as part of the agreement. "As a great symbol of this alliance, it is an honour to pronounce for the first time what will become the official name of this great stadium: the Cívitas Metropolitano," he said.