Atletico Madrid unveiled their final stadium plans on Friday, and President Enrique Cerezo claims it “will allow the club to continue competing with the best”.
The Mahou-Calderon project has been made more sustainable as there will now be less buildable space and more green land in the area where the Vicente Calderon will be demolished, consisting of the building of 1,000 homes – half as many as first proposed – and complexes downsized from 20 floors to eight.
Atleti have also been given assurances by Madrid’s chief of sustainable urban development that nothing will be built on the old stadium site, and the plans have been met with delight from Cerezo, who believes the club can start looking forward to their move to Estadio La Peineta next summer.
“[The new stadium] will allow the club to continue growing and competing with the best teams in the world and provide Madrid with a modern and functional stadium that can accommodate many events, which will directly benefit our capital,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.
“[The city of] Madrid is defining the development of a key area of our city, while Atletico address the fate of the land on which our beloved Vicente Calderon sits on so we can focus on the exciting move to our new stadium.”