Vicente Calderón hosted Atlético Madrid’s home matches from 1966 to 2017 and had a capacity of 54,907 spectators.
The Vicente Calderón Stadium was unique for its architectural form, which could be divided into four large zones: Preferencia, Lateral, Fondo Norte and Fondo Sur.
The Preferencia was the last part of the stadium to be finished in 1972, due to the difficult conditions in which the club was at the time, and also due to the location of the stadium on the banks of the Manzanarre River. Here you will find the main infrastructure, as well as benches, changing rooms, the press room, the stage of honor, VIP stages, etc. It was the only sector with a roof, supported by 22 reinforced concrete beams that jut out over the main structure of the tribune.
The demolition of the Vicente Calderón stadium took place between 13th February 2019 and 6th July 2020 and its place will be taken by a park, the Parque Atlético de Madrid.
Since 2017, Atletico Madrid has played their home games in the brand new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.