Spanish LaLiga football club Atlético Madrid has released a video showcasing what its new stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano will look like once it is complete.
The east side of the stadium will spell out the name of the club in a mosaic of red and white seats, with 1903, the year of the club’s foundation, directly below it. Additionally, the Nike logo, the club’s technical sponsor, will be placed at either end of the stadium in the same fashion.
Atlético announced that the seats have already begun to be installed in the upper stand, with the club’s president Enrique Cerezo recently dismissing concerns that the Wanda Metropolitano would not be complete before the September deadline.
Video shows rendering of Atlético’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium
According to ESPN, the doubts arose after Atlético chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin said that work on transport links around the area were running behind schedule, with his club advancing a total of €44m (£37.7m/$46.3m) to ensure the required infrastructure was completed on time. The total cost of the rebuilt stadium is reportedly €300m.
Additional features that will be added to the 70,000-capacity venue will include technology brand LG Electronics’ professional displays, televisions and outdoor signage solutions.
The company’s LG Partner 360 division will also ensure the stadium is equipped with state-of-the-art technological solutions to maximise the experience for spectators.
Atlético has also partnered with Philips Lighting to launch a premium lighting solution at the new ground, which the club will move into next season.
The Wanda Metropolitano will replace the Estadio Vicente Calderon as Atlético’s home. Atlético revealed the name of the new facility in November as part of an agreement with Dalian Wanda, the Chinese conglomerate which owns a 20 per cent stake in the club.