The stadium opened in 1994 as part of Madrid's failed bid for the 1997 World Athletics Championships, the stadium was used for 10 years for Athletics events but was closed in 2004 due to the city bidding for the 2016 Olympics. The city was not awarded the Olympics and the stadium was passed onto Atletico Madrid in 2013. Atletico submitted plans for the new stadium, which incorporated a redevelopment that would keep some of the existing stadia and build a roof to cover the stadium. This redevelopment was completed in 2017.
The stadium is situated outside of the city centre. The best way to access the stadium is either by bus or using the subway system. Subway Station Estadio Metropolitano lies right next to the stadium and is accessed through line 7. There are three more Metro stations close to the stadium, two have 20 minutes walks: ‘Las Rosas’ on line 2 and ‘Canillejas’ on line 5. ‘Las Musas’ on line 7, is a 10-minute walk to the stadium. By bus, the 28, 38, 48, 140, 153, E2, N5 and N6 all travel close to the stadium from the city.
Opening Times and Admission
The stadium has tours in operation for the public, these are relatively busy with the stadium being new. The other way to have a look around the stadium is by attending a match and prices to attend a football match range from 60 euros to 150 euros.