The Wanda Metropolitano has been included in UEFA’s ‘Elite Stadiums’ list, the maximum distinction from European football’s governing body.
High excellence standards must be met in order to achieve the distinction, which our stadium has reached in terms of facilities for players and coaches, pitch, changing rooms, lighting, capacity, security control room, VIP seats and hospitality areas and press and TV areas.
Since the Home of all the Atléticos opened on Sep. 16, 2017 during our match against Málaga, it hasn’t only hosted our team’s games. We have also enjoyed other massive sporting and music events at the Wanda Metropolitano.
On March 27, 2018, Spain made its debut at our new stadium, earning a big 6-1 win over Argentina. That wasn’t the last time that the South American side played at the home of all the Atléticos, though, as they faced Venezuela a year later, on March 22, 2019. Argentina were unable to win that match too, losing 3-1 on the day. The first final played at the Wanda Metropolitano took place on April 21, 2018, as Barcelona beat Sevilla 5-0 in the Copa del Rey decider.
As far as concerts go, our stadium hosted two shows in summer 2018. On June 22, Bruno Mars played in front of 55,000 fans, and Iron Maiden did the same on July 14.
This season, the Wanda Metropolitano broke the world attendance record for a women’s club match, as 60,739 fans gathered to watch the game between Atlético de Madrid Femenino and FC Barcelona on March 17.
And finally, on June 1, our stadium hosted the Champions League final, in which Liverpool earned a 2-0 win over Tottenham. The Wanda Metropolitano now has the challenge to continue improving the fans’ experience, day after day, so that it remains one of the world’s top sporting venues.