Madrid is among 4 candidate cities for the Olympic Games in 2016. Since Madrid has never hosted the Olympic Games before there is no sporting facility available which would be able to host a large scale event like this. However, in order to be considered a candidate city Madrid has built a rudimentary stadium – which is case the city is chosen as Olympic Games host city will be fully developed. In any case the plan is that Atletico Madrid will move there starting from the season 2010/11 or 2011/12. If Madrid is not chose to host the OG the stadium will be developed as pure soccer stadium. Otherwise it will be developed as a multi-purpose stadium in the first place and then rebuilt after 2016.
Learn more about the future of the Olympic Stadium at the
official Madrid 2016 website
View Estadio Olimpico Madrid – Madrid’s Olympic Stadium in a larger map
As can be seen from the photo the stadium is pretty much in rudimentary state but is being developed.
The current Atletico Madrid stadium will be purchased by the city of Madrid for a sum similar to the one Atletico Madrid will pay to take over the Olympic Stadium. On the grounds of the current Atletico Madrid stadium Vicente Calderon a park will appear named after Atletico Madrid.
A new stadium for Atletico Madrid will be important in order to generate more match day revenues through enhanced facilities which are currently not available at the Vicente Calderon. Furthermore the capacity of the stadium will be around 73000 while the current capacity is of 55000 approximately.
To learn more there is an entry in the Spanish version of wikipedia: Atletico Madrid stadium
And from a different angle showing that there is only one stand currently on the stadium.
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