Atletico Madrid have released footage of their new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano as they prepare to face Malaga in the first game at their new ground on September 16.
Diego Simeone’s side have so far played their domestic games away from home this campaign – drawing 2-2 with Girona and defeating Las Palmas 5-1 in the early stages of La Liga.
Atleti said goodbye to the Vicente Calderon Stadium last campaign and will move to a stadium which was initially designated to be used for Madrid’s 2016 Summer Olympic bid, which lost out to Rio De Janeiro.
The oval-shaped Metropolitano boasts a capacity of 67,703 and the Spanish club have released a timelapse of the ground charting the construction and resurfacing process before unveiling the new stadium in its completed state.
— Wanda Metropolitano (@Metropolitano) September 6, 2017
The club then later took to Twitter again to give an insight into their stunning state of the art dressing rooms, which are furnished in black leather and incredible outer lighting in a what is a futuristic look.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) September 6, 2017
Chelsea will be the first non-Spanish side to play at Atletico’s new home when they face off in the UEFA Champions League group stages on September 27.
If these pictures are anything to go by then European nights at the Metropolitano are set to be a stunning spectacle.
Simeone’s men will be looking to reach the Champions League final for the third time in just five seasons this term and bring an end to their cross city rival Real Madrid’s dominance.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena