Wanda Metropolitano stadium opens its doors

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The new home of Atlético Madrid, Wanda Metropolitano, has officially opened in the Spanish capital. The La Liga club’s new 68,000-seat stadium, which also serves as its headquarters, sits on a site measuring almost 950,000ft². The venue also features more than 1,000 parking spaces inside the stadium site, and 3,000 further spaces outside. The stadium was designed by architects Cruz y Ortiz and constructed by FCC.

The Wanda Metropolitano has three T-shaped stands and features 94 boxes. The venue roof comprises a 6,336-ton steel structure, tensioned radial cables and a membrane of 720 PTFE panels. The complete roof membrane weighs 92 tons.

FCC Group figures reveal that more than 2,880 workers took part in the project’s construction, which involved the use of seven tower cranes. Over 54 tons of cement were used, as was more than 45,200ft² of glass. The new stadium is also the first in the world to be entirely outfitted with LED technology.

“From this very moment, this work becomes a benchmark of football pitches, with the most advanced systems,” said FCC Group CEO Pablo Colio. “It is an example of integrating sustainable solutions to the service of the citizen.”

FCC has delivered more than 25 large-scale facilities worldwide that have hosted major events for an array of sports, including soccer, tennis, motorcycling and athletics.

September 20, 2017

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