Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano: Visit the Atlético de Madrid stadium

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The Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano hosts the home matches of Club Atlético de Madrid.

Are you planning to attend an Atlético de Madrid match? Make sure to get your Atlético de Madrid tickets well in advance!

Here’s a complete guide to do so, in case you need it.

If you’re interested in the current season, check the official dates to see if any of these fits your itinerary.

The history behind the Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano

The stadium was inaugurated in 1994 and completely renovated in 2017, as a replacement of the Estadio Vicente Calderón. It has a capacity of 67,700 people.

On 2007, Atlético Madrid and Ayuntamiento de Madrid signed an agreement for which Atlético would move within 3 years to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano (also known as Estadio Olímpico de Madrid, and more commonly by its knickname Estadio de La Peineta). After the 2016-17 season, The Vicente Calderón stadium was demolished, a park was built in its place, and Atlético moved to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano to play there from the 2017-18 season onward.

At the beginning of the 2022-23 season the stadium was renamed Estadio Civitas Metropolitano.

The Club Atlético de Madrid, popularly known as Atlético, was founded in 1903. It is, along with the Real Madrid Fútbol Club, one of Madrid football clubs. The rivalry between both is quite fierce and the city is divided in half between Real Madrid and Atlético fans.

Probably one of the best in Europe, ‘Atlético’ are the most intensive and loyal supporters of the Spanish League. Fans generally dance and sing theme songs and chants during the whole match, and they do so whether the team is winning or losing, whether it’s raining or under an unbearable heat. It is absolutely impressive.

Few fans are noisier, more numerous, more loyal or funnier than Atlético’s. They always enjoy themselves. Even if they lose. Join them!

How to buy Atlético de Madrid tickets

The easiest way to get your Atlético de Madrid tickets is buying them online.

The purchasing process is very easy, but here’s a complete guide on how to buy Atlético de Madrid tickets in case you need it.

Here are the steps you should follow:

1. Start by checking the official calendar of matches and look for the dates when Atlético de Madrid plays home. Note that the final date and time of the match are confirmed only a few days before.

One more thing, the match usually takes place on a Saturday or Sunday, although La Liga also takes place on Fridays and Mondays. If the calendar obliges, matches may take place on other days of the week.

2. Next, pick the area of the Cívitas Metropolitano where you would like to seat. A seating chart will help you choose the one that will suit you best.

3. Final step: complete the purchasing process. Double check your personal details, particularly your email address to get your purchase confirmation email.

Purchase your tickets! No more waiting lines.

How to get to the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium

Being far away from the city center (around 10 km or 6.2 mi from the Puerta del Sol), it is not advisable to go there by foot.

Actually, the best way to get there is to catch the subway (line 7 stopping at Estadio Metropolitano or Las Musas stations) and walk from there.

You can also catch a bus (lines 38, 48, 140, 153, E2, N5 and N6).

Finally, you can catch a taxi. But before doing so, make sure you check the itinerary from your accommodation to the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium and you have printed some basic directions. Doing so you can avoid potential scams from the driver, the main one being a ride following a longer route.

However, plan your transport ahead of time. Atlético matches are extremely popular and it can be very difficult to reach the stadium as the match time approaches. It’s better waiting a bit longer at your seat for the match to begin than missing part of the action!

How to experience the ‘Cívitas Metropolitano Tour’

The ‘Cívitas Metropolitano Tour’ walks you through the most emblematic areas of the Cívitas Metropolitano stadium. Visit the home team changing room, the press room, and the players’ tunnel. Additionally, you can access to different areas of the stadium, including the field grass and the radio box.

The entrance ticket also includes access to the stadium museum, home to some 1,000 soccer artifacts. See trophies, shirts, old season tickets and learn about the famous club at your own pace.

Feel like a true Atlético de Madrid player!

La Liga and Copa del Rey matchdays: The tour is closed for the whole day.

Champions League matchdays: On the day of the match, the Tour is closed in the afternoon.

Book the ‘Cívitas Metropolitano Tour’ online.

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