Spanish LaLiga football club Atlético de Madrid has announced that the capacity of its Cívitas Metropolitano stadium has increased by nearly 2,000 seats for the 2023-24 season.
The club said that 1,846 new seats had been added to increase the venue’s overall capacity to 70,460, of which 6,020 spots are reserved for premium-paying spectators.
The seats have been slotted into existing areas in an effort to satisfy the “ever-increasing demand for season tickets,” Atlético added. The additional seats have been made available to prospective season ticket-holders, with sales of such passes set to conclude next Friday.
The club said that the installations had been carried out mostly in “large spaces and terraces that overlook the pitch” and also to harmonise “the disproportionate and unequal separation that existed between seats in some rows of certain sections”.
The work took place after “an exhaustive analysis of the different spaces in the stands,” Atlético said. The club added that the flexibility of the stadium means certain areas typically set aside for general admissions could be transformed into premium spaces for big matches where there is the required demand.
The club has also committed to a LaLiga-wide initiative to offer a minimum of 300 tickets per game to away fans with a maximum price of €30 (£25.80/$32.10).