Camp Nou is the home stadium of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. With a seating capacity of 99,354, it is the largest stadium in Spain and Europe, the third largest football stadium in the world in capacity, it has hosted two European Cup/Champions League finals in 1989 and 1999, two UEFA Cup Winners' Cup finals, four Inter-Cities Fairs Cup final games, five UEFA Super Cup final games, four Copa del Rey finals, two Copa de la Liga final games, twenty-one Supercopa de España final games, five matches including the opening game of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, two out of four matches at the 1964 European Nations' Cup and the football competition final at the 1992 Summer Olympics. The construction of Camp Nou started on 28 March 1954 as Barcelona's previous stadium, Camp de Les Corts, had no room for expansion. Although planned to be called the Estadi del FC Barcelona, the more popular name Camp Nou was used; the June 1950 signing of László Kubala, regarded as one of Barcelona's greatest players, provided further impetus to the construction of a larger stadium.
The architects were Francesc Mitjans and Josep Soteras, with the collaboration of Lorenzo García-Barbón. In May 1972, Camp Nou hosted its first European Cup Winners' Cup final between Rangers and Dynamo Moscow. Rangers won the match with a score of 3–2; the 1970s marked a turning point for Barcelona with the signing of a new player, Johan Cruyff, in 1973. Electronic scoreboards were installed in the stadium two years later; the stadium underwent an expansion in 1980, in anticipation of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, which added boxes, VIP lounges, a new press area, new markers and the construction of the third tier, smaller in height than the original design by 6 metres. The expansion of the stadium added 22,150 new seats, taking the total seating capacity to 71,731, the standing capacity was expanded by 16,500 to 49,670, taking the total stadium capacity to 121,401. FC Barcelona's record attendance was set on 5 March 1986 in the European Cup quarter-final against Juventus in front of 120,000 spectators, just 1,401 shy of the stadium's capacity.
Camp Nou was one of several stadiums used throughout the 1982 World Cup, hosting the inauguration ceremony on 13 June. It hosted more matches in that tournament than any of the 16 other stadiums used all over Spain, including the opening match, where the traditional opening ceremonies took place. In front of 95,000, Belgium upset the defending champions Argentina 1–0 in that opening match, it hosted three round-robin matches between the Soviet Union and Belgium, which Poland ended up winning and qualifying from to reach the semi-finals, where they played Italy at the Camp Nou, losing 2–0. The stadium's capacity has varied over the years, opening at 106,146, but growing to 121,401 for the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Apart from hosting Barcelona, Camp Nou is home to the Catalan team; the stadium is used for other football events. The European Cup final between Milan and Steaua București was held on 24 May 1989, with the Italian club winning 4–0. Camp Nou hosted part of the football competition, including the final, in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
In preparation for these matches, two additional tiers of seating were installed over the previous roof-line. Camp Nou underwent little change after 1982, except for the opening of the club museum in 1984; the stadium underwent a facelift in 1993–94, in which the pitch was lowered by 2.5 metres, the security gap that separated the lawn from the galleries was removed, standing room was eliminated in favor of individual seating. A new press box, renovation of the presidential grandstand and boxes, new parking under the main grandstand, new lighting and sound systems were completed in time for the 1998–99 season. In 1999, UEFA outlawed standing sections in stadiums, Camp Nou's capacity settled to its current level; the stadium hosted the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final that year where Manchester United played Bayern Munich. United won 2–1, coming back from 0–1 down in injury time. During 1998 -- 99, UEFA rated Camp Nou a five-star stadium for its functionalities. In 2000, fans were polled concerning the stadium's name.
Of the 29,102 votes the club received, a total of 19,861 preferred Camp Nou to Estadi del FC Barcelona, thus the official name was changed to the popular nickname. The facilities now include a memorabilia shop, mini-pitches for training matches, a chapel for the players; the stadium houses the second-most visited museum in Catalonia, FC Barcelona Museum, which receives more than 1.2 million visitors per year. On 1 October 2017, Barcelona's league match against Las Palmas was played in an empty Camp Nou due to political turmoil in the region; the club issued an international tender to remodel the stadium as a celebration of the stadium's fiftieth anniversary. The objective was to make the facility an integrated and visible urban environment; the club schemed to increase the seating capacity by 13,500, with at least half of the total seating to be under cover. The intention was to make it the third-largest stadium in the world, after the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the USA, the Rungnado May Day Stadium in North Korea.
On 18 September 2007, the British architect Norman Foster and his company were selected to "restructure" Camp Nou. With an estimated cost of €250 million, the plan included the addition of 6,000 se
Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes
Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes is a multi-use stadium in Granada, Spain. It is used for football matches; the stadium holds 22,369 people, was built in 1995 to be the home ground of Granada CF, the main football club of the city. The stadium opened on 16 May 1995. On 6 June 1995, Real Bayer Leverkusen contested the first match at the new stadium. Real Madrid won the match with a final score of 1:0. Peter Dubovský scored the goal; the first official match was an under-21 contest between Armenia. The final result was 4-0, with the goals scored by Óscar, Morales and Raúl. Granada CF played the first match on 22 August during the celebration of the XXIII Granada Trophy when they beat Real Betis by a score of 4–1; this stadium is located in a suburb south of the city of Granada. It is well-connected with the Circunvalación highway and with Camino de Ronda, one of the more important streets of the city, it was constructed by the side of Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada. The Spanish national team has played nine times in Granada, four of them were official.
They are still undefeated in the city, with eight victories, the last against Macedonia winning 4-0 in a qualifying match Virtual Tour Estadios de Espana World Stadiums Article
Getafe is a city in the south of the Madrid metropolitan area and one of the most populated and industrialised cities in the area. It is home to the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Within the city is the Cerro de los Ángeles, or Hill of the Angels, a site considered the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula. Getafe is located 13 km south of Madrid's city centre, within a flat area of Spain's Meseta Central in the Manzanares River basin. Getafe's proximity to Madrid fostered industrial development during the 21st centuries; the city's industrialisation led to an increase in population, reaching 170,115 in 2011. Due to its industrial and social networks, the majority of residents study within the city; the increase in population led to the construction of numerous access roads, an increase in available public services, the creation of new neighborhoods at the end of the 20th century. During the Middle Ages, a number of villages were located in the present-day area of Getafe. One of the main villages was Alarnes, close to the current urban center.
In 1326, the villagers united themselves into one town, situated on the royal road that linked Madrid with Toledo. This new town was called a name which came from the Arab word jata, it is assumed that the name Xatafi referred to the royal road, which served as the town's main street. The town's name evolved from Xetafe to Jetafee to Jetaphe to Jetafe to Getafe; the history of Getafe can be split into three defined eras. In the first era, which lasted from Prehistory until 1326, there existed distinct villages in the area, though Getafe itself did not exist as a municipality; the second era lasted from the 14th century until the 20th century, during which Getafe was established as a town and developed slowly. In the third era, which began in the 20th century and continues to the present day, Getafe changed in nature from a small agricultural town to a large industrial city, with a noticeable increase in commerce, industry and size; the presence of humans in the area of Getafe dates back to the Lower Paleolithic period.
Various stone tools and bracelets from this period have been excavated from the banks of the Manzanares River. The Romans dominated the Iberian Peninsula from the 2nd century BCE until the 5th century AD. In the 3rd century AD, the Romans constructed a villa called La Torecilla, whose ruins are still visible on the banks of the Manzanares River; the area was subsequently overrun by a series of Germanic tribes, including Suebi and Visigoths, the Indoeuropean Alans. The area encompassed by the Getafe municipal district was invaded by the Moors in the 8th century. King Alfonso VI conquered the villages of the area in 1085. In 1326, the inhabitants of the villages moved closer to the royal road connecting Madrid and Toledo, in effect creating a new town, Getafe. In that same century, the primitive hermitage of La Magdalena was built, only to be destroyed several centuries later. In 1492, famine and disease devastated Getafe, prompting the construction of the Hospitalillo de San José in 1529. In 1549, the architect Alonso de Covarrubias began building the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de La Magdalena, which has since become the Cathedral of the Diocese of Getafe.
The church was built on the foundation of the old hermitage, in 1610 a new hermitage was built on the Cerro de los Ángeles. The college of the Escuelas Pías was founded in 1737. In 1763, King Charles III ordered the construction of a new road connecting Madrid to Aranjuez and, further on, to Cádiz, which passed along the foot of the Cerro de los Ángeles. Napoleonic troops occupied Getafe from 1808 to 1812. A train line connecting Madrid to Aranjuez, passing through Getafe, was inaugurated in 1851. Electric street lights were lit for the first time in Getafe on 22 December 1897; the Getafe Air Force Base was permanently established in 1911, followed by the School of Civil Aviation two years later. King Alfonso XIII inaugurated the first monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Cerro de los Ángeles on 30 May 1919. In 1924, Construcciones Aeronáuticas S. A. built its first factory in the area. That same year, Juan de la Cierva's autogyro was flown for the first time from the air force base. Due to its proximity to Madrid, Getafe underwent an industrial revolution at the beginning of the 20th century, resulting in the city's conversion from agricultural city to industrial city.
Industrialization prompted a rapid boom in population, starting in the 1950s. In 1956, John Deere established a factory in Getafe, a year Siemens AG followed suit; the city was forced to create the neighborhoods of San Isidro, El Bercial, Juan de la Cierva, Las Margaritas in the 1970s in order to support these new industries. In 1961, the Canal de Isabel II began to provide water to Getafe; the first local democratic elections occurred in 1979, after the ratification of the Constitution in 1978. In 1989, the Universidad Carlos III was founded; the Sector III neighbourhood was constructed between 1979 and 1988. In April 2003, Madrid Metro System's Line 12 opened, linking the Madrid region's southern population centres with the capital; the coat of arms of Getafe is divided vertically into two equal halves that represent the two most important characteristics of the municipal district. The left half contains a heart in the center of a Latin cross, representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus—a reference to the Cerro de los Ángeles.
The right half contains a repeated pattern of airplanes representing the aeronautical traditio
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez is a football stadium in Getafe, the home ground Getafe CF. Getafe CF has played in this stadium since 30 August 1998, when the team from the south of Madrid played their first game against Talavera CF, having left the provisional Estadio Juan de la Cierva where they played only one year, after the demolition of the mythical Estadio Municipal de Las Margaritas. Although Getafe CF played on 30 August, the official opening took place a few days on 2 September 1998 with a triangular match that would have Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord. In this stadium the Madrid team has experienced the golden age of the club, two ascensions to the Second Division, a promotion to the Primera División, qualifying for two Copa del Rey finals with eliminations in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey against FC Barcelona and Racing de Santander and a quarter-final of the UEFA Cup against FC Bayern Munich in 2008; the stadium has played several friendly matches between national football teams.
In May 2010 the Women's UEFA Champions League Final was held at the Coliseum. The previous stadium of Getafe was called Estadio de las Margaritas and was located near where today is the University Residence "Fernando de los Ríos", in the Avenida de las Ciudades, it was demolished in 1996 and until the Coliseum was inaugurated the club played in the stadium Juan de la Cierva, in the Avenida de Juan de Borbón. Name: Estadio Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Inauguration: 1998 Capacity: 17,393 Pitch dimensions: Length: 107m Width: 71m The name of the stadium is in honour of former Spanish international footballer Alfonso Pérez, born in Getafe but never played for the club. 2010 UEFA Women's Champions League Final Coliseum Alfonso Pérez Stadium Estadios de Espana Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
Deportivo Alavés, S. A. D.. Founded on 23 January 1921 as Sport Friends Club, it plays in the highest football category of The Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, La Liga, since the 2016–17 season, it is recognized as the third most successful team in the Basque Country following Athletic Club of Bilbao and Real Sociedad de Futbol of San Sebastián. Its biggest success was in 2001 when, in the year of its debut in European competition, it was one of the finalists in the 2001 UEFA Cup Final against Liverpool, being defeated 5–4 by golden goal. In 2017, the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey; the team's home kit is blue shorts and white socks. It holds home matches at the 19,800-seater Mendizorrotza Stadium and uses other facilities located in Ibaia dedicated to training. Founded in 1921, Alavés was the first club to win promotion from the Segunda División to La Liga in 1929–30, a stint which would last three years. In 1953–54 the club would reach the top league again for a two-year spell.
After years of facing disappearance which lasted well into the 1990s, Alavés achieved a promotion back into the Segunda División in 1994–95 after two consecutive years of winning their group in Segunda División B – created as the new third level in 1977 – but failing in the promotion play-offs. After winning the Segunda División in 1997–98, Alavés returned to the top level after a 42-year hiatus. Following their return season in which they escaped relegation by a single point, they achieved two wins against Barcelona in the following campaign and would qualify for the UEFA Cup for the first time upon finishing sixth; as well as concluding the domestic campaign in tenth position, in 2000–01 the Basque club reached the final of the UEFA Cup after beating Internazionale, Rayo Vallecano and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the latter in a crushing 9–2 aggregate victory; the final ended in a 4–5 loss against Liverpool, Alavés losing to an "own-golden goal" after taking the match to extra time. The match featured two red cards and two disallowed goals in extra time in addition to the nine goals which did count, has been described by some observers as one of the greatest showpiece games in the competition's history.
Alavés ended 2001–02 in seventh position and qualified for the UEFA Cup for a second time, although the European campaign of 2002–03 was far less successful than two years earlier, with an opening win over Ankaragücü followed by a defeat to another Turkish Süper Lig side, Beşiktaş. On 26 January 2003, the club celebrated their 100th win in La Liga after defeating Real Valladolid 3–1. Although Alavés were relegated after 2002–03, they regained top flight status two years later. In this time, Alavés was bought by Ukrainian–American businessman Dmitry Pietrman, several clashes followed with the club's coaches and fans alike; the top-division return only lasted one season as the club went through three head coaches and finished in 18th position, one point from safety. Piterman departed in 2007. After two years of battling against relegation to the third level, Alavés succumbed in 2008–09. A subsequent black period in Segunda B lasted four years until Alavés was bought by José Antonio Querejeta and were promoted again to the second division in 2013 as overall champions of the third tier, providing an opportunity to sort out its economic difficulties.
Three years on 29 May 2016, Alavés was promoted to La Liga as second tier champions after beating Numancia 2–0 to overtake Leganés on the final day. On 10 September 2016, Alavés got their first win of their return season in La Liga by defeating defending La Liga champions Barcelona 2–1 at the Camp Nou. On 7 February 2017, Alavés qualified for the 2017 Copa del Rey Final after eliminating Celta de Vigo in the semi-finals of the competition; this was the first time in their history that the club had qualified for the final of the national cup, their previous best being the semi-finals in 1998 and 2004. Their opponents in the final would be Barcelona, coincidentally the two clubs met in the league directly after their cup semi-finals. Barcelona won the final, held at the Estadio Vicente Calderón with a 3–1 scoreline, meaning there would be no return to European competition for Alavés. 14 seasons in La Liga 37 seasons in Segunda División 12 seasons in Segunda División B 22 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Divisiones Regionales As of 31 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda DivisiónWinners: 1929–30, 1953–54, 1997–98, 2015–16Segunda División BWinners: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2012–13Tercera DivisiónWinners: 1940–41, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1973–74 Winners: 1989–90Regional ChampionshipBiscay Championship: 1929–30 Gipuzkoa Championship: 1938–39Copa Federación de EspañaWinners:: 1945–46Copa del ReyRunners-up: 2016–17 UEFA CupRunners-up: 2000–01 Name – Mendizorrotza City – Vitoria-Gasteiz Capacity – 19,840 Inauguration – 1924 Pit
Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S. A. D. is a Spanish football team in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Estadi de Son Moix. Team colours are red shirts with black socks; the oldest club in the Balearic Islands, RCD Mallorca was founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Alfonso XIII Football Club after the Spanish king. The first stadium, called Buenos Aires, was inaugurated on March 25, 1916, with a 0–8 loss against Barcelona. And, on June 28, 1916, Spanish king Alfonso XIII de Borbón honored the team with the title Real Sociedad, the team came to be known as Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club. In 1917, the Catalan Federation admitted Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII into the Catalan Championship tournament; the Mallorcan team reached the final in Barcelona, where they played against FC Palafrugell, won 3-1, their first title. And so, the Mallorcanian club tried to broaden its sporting repertoire by incorporating a cycling team in 1919.
This coupled with the influence of the Second Spanish Republic caused the club to change its name to Club Deportivo Mallorca. Still with that name in 1945, the club inaugurated Es Fortínas the new stadium of the Balearic club. But, during that same season and in honor of the man who had started working and preparing that ground three years prior, the club changed the name of the stadium Lluís Sitjar. In the 1949-1950 season, under the presidency of Conde de Olocau, the club recouped the title of royal title of Real, game to be known for the first time in its history, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, the same name that has withstood history by remaining the current name. In 1960, RCD Mallorca earned its first promotion to the "División de Honor" under the tutelage of coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo and president Jaime Rosselló. In 1964, RCD Mallorca again earned promotion, this time to the Primera Division, under coach Cesar Rodriguez and president Baron de Vidal. In 1969, RCD Mallorca earned its third promotion to the Primera Division, with coach Juancho Forneris and president Pau Servera.
This decade produced three promotions including the first in Club history. However, it produced the same number of relegations; the scorer of the first goal for RCD Mallorca in the Primera Division was Joan Forteza. He was the only player to survive the roster changes from the previous season after President Jaime Roselló Pascual dismissed all other members of the roster. Meanwhile, the coach of that 1960's squad was Argentine Juan Carlos Lorenzo, he led the team into the Primera Division all the way from the depths of the third division, for the first time on April 17, 1960. It was a mere 44 years since the club was founded under the name of "Alfonso XIII FBC." The members of the roster that would come to be known as the architects that earned the Club's first promotion into the highest category of Spanish soccer are: Zamora, Febrer, Arqué, Cobo, Magín, Guillamón, Boixet, Forteza, Garcés, Gassó, Martínez, Villamide, Oviedo, Rodríguez II, Czoka and Laguardia. RCD Mallorca was one of only 16 professional teams to compete in this top division.
And the team reinforced by picking up players from FC Barcelona, among others, where the likes of Haro, Davoine and Flotats all arrived. This first season in the top division ended with RCD Mallorca in ninth place of the sixteen total teams, coach Lorenzo did not last through the season, just like the president, replaced by Sir Lorenzo Munar. In the following season, the team finished eleventh, and so, with many ups and downs, RCD Mallorca did not last more than three years in the top echelon of Spanish soccer. The team dropped into the second division until 1964-65. But, in that day in age, the only direct promotion came via winning the Segunda Division, while the second-place finisher had to play in the playoff for promotion. In the 1965-66 season, RCD Mallorca dropped back down to the Segunda Division, after a tumultuous season in the locker room. Juan Forteza, an eleven-year player with the Club, left for Lleida. Other players followed suit and left for different clubs, the team finished in fifth place in the return to the Segunda Division.
In the 1967-68 season, Juan Carlos Lorenzo replaced Dauder as coach. But after failing to win promotion, Lorenzo was cast aside in April. 1969's coaching duo of Juan Carlos Forneris and Sergio Rodriguez led the team back to the top-flight. But, that joy was short-lived; the club was back into the Segunda Division, worse, in a spiraling crisis and athletically, which would take decades to fix. After the Club's last descent from the Primera Division into the Segunda Division, a devastating decade began; as the years went up in number, Mallorca's category went down. In 1974-75, the Club dropped down to the Tercera Division, like that, the Club was immersed in the most profound athletic and institutional crisis in its history; the created "Segunda B" division did not solve anything, for the Club qualified 18th in that division in 1977-78, resulting in demotion to the third division. RCD Mallorca was about to disappear. In November 1977, RCD Mallorca became the first club in Spanish soccer in which the players enclosed themselves in the locker room, demanding payment of their salaries.
The rights of all of the roster had been auctioned off. The bid was deserted because nobody launched any offer for any player. And, the forces of nature united to save the
Metropolitano Stadium referred as Wanda Metropolitano for sponsorship reasons, is a stadium in Madrid, Spain. It has been the home stadium of Atlético Madrid since the 2017–18 season, it is located in Rosas neighbourhood in the San Blas-Canillejas district. The stadium was built as part of Madrid's unsuccessful bid to host the 1997 World Athletics Championships, was opened on 6 September 1994 by the Community of Madrid, it was closed in 2004 due to the city's bid for the 2016 Olympics. In 2013, it passed into the possession of Atlético Madrid, who played their first game there on 16 September 2017; the stadium had a capacity of 20,000 spectators upon its closure and re-opened with a seating capacity of 67,829. It is set to host the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final; the stadium was known as Estadio de la Comunidad de Madrid, Estadio Olímpico de Madrid, more by its nickname Estadio de La Peineta. Naming rights were acquired by a Chinese real estate company. Due to UEFA sponsorship regulations the stadium is known as Estadio Metropolitano in UEFA marketing materials.
During the early 1990s the Sports Council of the Community of Madrid promoted the city's bid to host the World Athletics Championships in 1997, preparations began for an Olympic stadium in the east of Madrid, next to the M-40 motorway. The site was expected to be urbanized. Construction of the new stadium was based on a design proposed by Cruz y Ortiz, it was completed in 1993, the inauguration took place in September 1994. The single side tier oval shaped stadium with a capacity 20,000 seats became known as La Peineta because of its similarity with the traditional Spanish hair comb; the 1997 World Championships in Athletics were awarded to Athens, La Peineta was used for minor sports and cultural events during the first decade of its existence. It became an abandoned stadium in 2004. In 2004, the stadium was closed for a future project upon the Madrid bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Following the defeat of Madrid's bid in 2009, many proposals were made for the future use of the stadium. On 11 September 2013, Atlético Madrid announced their plans to build a stadium on the location of La Peineta.
Thus ownership was transferred to the club. The new stadium replaced Vicente Calderón Stadium as Atletico's home beginning with the 2017–18 season. On 9 December 2016, the club announced that the renovated stadium's official name would be Wanda Metropolitano – Wanda for sponsorship reasons and Metropolitano after the 1923–1966 stadium which hosted Atlético's matches before Vicente Calderón, it accommodates 68,000 spectators, with all spectator seats covered by a new roof including 7,000 VIP, 79 VIP suites known as Neptuno Premium. 4,000 car parking spaces will be available. As of 15 April 2017, around 48,500 season tickets had been reserved by the club fans. On 17 September 2017, the Wanda Metropolitano's inaugural event was a 2017–18 La Liga match between Atlético Madrid and Málaga CF. King Felipe VI of Spain attended and Antoine Griezmann scored the only goal. On 27 September 2017, the Wanda Metropolitano hosted its first UEFA Champions League game. Chelsea beat Atlético Madrid 2–1, becoming the first English club to defeat them at home in any European club competition, the first visiting team to win at the new stadium.
La Peineta hosted the second leg of the 1996 Supercopa de España on 28 August, with Atlético beating FC Barcelona 3–1 on the night but losing 6–5 on aggregate. During the 1997–98 Segunda División season, Madrid-based club Rayo Vallecano played some home matches at La Peineta, due to renovation works on its home ground, the Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas. On 21–22 September 2002, La Peineta hosted the 9th IAAF World Cup, an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations. On 20 September 2017, shortly after the inauguration of the stadium, it was selected by UEFA to host the final match of the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League; the other selected nominee was the Baku National Stadium in Azerbaijan, which will hold the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League final. This is the fifth European Cup/UEFA Champions League final held in Madrid, after the 1957, 1969, 1980, 2010 finals, all held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium of Atlético's cross-town rival Real Madrid C.
F. Spanish newspapers announced that Atlético Madrid offered Wanda Metropolitano as a permanent venue for the Copa del Rey final matches. On 27 March 2018, the ground hosted the Spain national football team for the first time for a friendly against Argentina national football team, a 6–1 win. On 21 April 2018, it hosted the 2018 Copa del Rey Final between Barcelona. Barcelona won the game with a final score of 5–0. During the game Andrés Iniesta was substituted under a standing ovation by the fans since it was his last final with Barcelona. On 17 March 2019, Metropolitano hosted the Spanish women's league match between Atlético Madrid and Barcelona, with 60,739 spectators attending to the match, thus beating the worlwide record for a women's fooball match between clubs. Madrid City Council, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and Atletico Madrid signed an agreement with the aim of building the necessary infrastructures for access to the stadium; the first phase of the works is planned to be done before the opening of the stadium, these works are the new entrance from the M-40 towards Avenida Luis Aragonés, the braiding link between the Eisenhower Knot and the stadium service road, the improvement of the entrance by the Arcentales Avenue, the construction of a second vestibule