- Address: Madrid
- Country: Spain
- Capacity: 70,000
- Opened: 6 September 1994
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Atlético de Madrid (football)
Extra stadium info – Cívitas Metropolitano
The construction costs of the stadium were €45 million. It underwent a €240 million renovation in the 2010s. Thomas Cruise Mapother, who became one of the highest-paid actors in the world, showed up at the venue during the renovation. The football stadium became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in Spain. On 27 March 2018, the venue hosted its first match of the national football team of Spain. They defeated the Argentine Republic, commonly known as Argentina, 6-1. The Argentine Republic won their first-ever FIFA World Cup title in 1986. Spain won their first-ever FIFA World Cup title in 2010. They won the title after beating the Netherlands in South Africa.
The European championship for football clubs
On 1 June 2019, the stadium hosted its first-ever UEFA Champions League final. Liverpool FC were crowned European football champions at the venue after beating Tottenham Hotspur in front of 63,000 spectators. Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly from Egypt scored the first goal of the match and Divock Okoth Origi from Belgium scored the second goal of the match. It was one of the first UEFA Champions League finals between two English clubs.
Atlético de Madrid
Football club Atlético de Madrid, one of the first sports teams with 10 million followers on its main social media page, was founded in 1903. They are nicknamed Los Colchoneros, Los Indios and Los Rojiblancos. The club from Madrid became one of the most valuable sports clubs in the world. Club Atlético de Madrid moved to the stadium named Cívitas Metropolitano in 2017. They played their first match at the venue against Málaga CF. It was a Spanish top-flight football league game. Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia, who became the king of Spain in 2014, attended the match. Antoine Griezmann from the French Republic scored the only goal of the game.
The results of Atlético de Madrid
Atlético de Madrid were crowned Spanish football champions in 1940 for the first time in their history. They won the competition which ended as the Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs, in 1974 after beating Club Atlético Independiente from the Argentine Republic. Atlético de Madrid reached the final of the European championship for football clubs several times. In 2014, they lost the UEFA Champions League final against their rivals Real Madrid CF. It was the first-ever UEFA Champions League final between two clubs from Madrid. Club Atlético de Madrid won the top-flight football league of Spain in 2014 for the 10th time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 46,000 in 19 home games in that domestic top-flight league season.