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Wanda Metropolitano stadium, built by FCC, opens its doors


Wanda Metropolitano stadium, built by FCC, opens its doors

The Wanda Metropolitano, built by FCC, opens its doors today. Throughout the development of the project, the Wanda Metropolitano is a unique work that has been shown to all the world according to its constructive evolution, from today the stadium is a reality and will always be a reference in the construction of sports facilities.
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The new headquarters of Atletico Madrid, occupies a total area of 88,150 square meters and has a capacity to accommodate more than 68,000 fans, distributed in general capacity and VIP area. In addition, it has more than 1,000 parking spaces for fans inside the stadium and 3,000 outdoor parking spaces. The state-of-the-art design of the sports complex was provided by the architects Cruz y Ortiz. They emphasize the concrete finishes and the ample interior spaces that allow the mobility of the fans by all the complex.

The distribution of the new stands allows the fans and / or spectators to be close to the pitch. The new stadium has three new T-shaped stands, a low stand formed by 28 tiers in the bottoms and in the preferred areas, an average of 13 tiers for VIPs with direct access from the outside and last, a high stand supported on a perimeter building of 32 steps, where are located the accesses of public, VIPs boxes and complementary services. Also FCC, has built, in the lower area of the high stand, a space of 94 boxes.

The stadium cover requires a special mention. It is constituted by a steel structure of about 6,336 tons, tensioned with radial cables and united with a membrane that occupies an area of 83.053 square meters. The membrane is composed of 720 panels of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), which has a weight of 92 tons. The roof covers the stands and will help ensure that 96% of the localities are protected from rain. This is a unique and differentiating element to the rest of European sports facilities designed in recent years.

The figures provided by FCC Group highlight that more than 2,881 workers participated in the project. To make this project possible, 455,000 tons of concrete and 7 tower cranes have been used, which have allowed transport 4,200 square meters of glass.

The new stadium is the first in the world to use entirely LED technology, thus transforming the skyline of the city of Madrid. More than 16 million colors will be projected in each game. Undoubtedly, it is a project that has become a reality in a modern, functional and first-class stadium in the European and world stadiums.

The new CEO of FCC Group, Pablo Colio, points out that "from this very moment this work becomes a benchmark of football pitches, with the most advanced systems. It is an example of integrating sustainable solutions to the service of the citizen". Pablo Colio is grateful to the entire team of FCC Construcción and FCC Industrial for the effort, involvement and commitment to deliver the project on time. In addition, he offers his thanks to the City of Madrid, the Autonomous Community and other public institutions for the collaboration with the project. Further thanks go to Atletico Madrid for working together and for good communication to make possible today the opening of this world class stadium.

FCC has delivered more than 25 large-scale facilities worldwide that have hosted some major sporting events in disciplines such as football, tennis, motorcycling and athletics. They include avant-garde, sustainable and functional facilities, and they are infrastructure works that FCC Construcción has added value to through its technical and human capacity to overcome great challenges. The company uses efficiency, innovative solutions and the latest technology to guarantee success, demonstrating why it is a reference in the area.