The UEFA state this temperature in their match report.I've been to Madrid several times and can't ever recall it being 30 degrees at 9pm in the evening...?
Barcelona is not necessarily as hot as it is a costal town. And there are always the Stade de France, San Siro and Wembley. Unless someone else dares to build a similar big stadium, one should rotate between those four.Regarding stadium size if 67k is too small were else do you play it? Real and Barca stadiums can't be used as its too hot apparently. Leaves Allianz Arena, Old Trafford and Wembley?
The biggest game of the season needs to be held in one of the biggest grounds. Not least because of the large quantities of seats which get lost for TV commentators as well as UEFA sponsors. Anything less than 80'000 is just not big enough for this game.Champions League is already becoming a closed shop for teams entering and qualifying, would be a shame for potential hosts to go the same way.
I love that this picture shows the even spread of Spurs and Liverpool fans in the stadium. There were lots of predictions that Liverpool would outnumber Spurs by as much as 3:1. And that was my fear too. So I was very surprised and delighted when I got into the stadium bowl to see that the stadium was 50/50 Spurs and Liverpool.
https://www.thestadiumbusiness.com/2019/09/05/atletico-eyes-sports-city-development-wanda-metropolitano-site/Spanish LaLiga football club Atlético Madrid is reportedly exploring plans to build a wide-ranging sports city next to its Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Spanish sport business news website Palco23 reported that Madrid City Council has estimated that the project would cost up to €59.6m (£53.4m/$65.9m). If the plans are approved, work could begin as early as 2020 and be finished by 2024.
The development would include a new training complex for Atlético comprising eight pitches, as well as a possible mini-stadium that would host Atlético Madrid B and academy matches.
Atlético Madrid B currently plays its matches at the Cerro del Espino stadium in Majadahonda and the new development would see the team incorporated into the Wanda Metropolitano complex.
However, Palco23 noted that a new mini-stadium is not set in stone. Approval for the venue would be dependent on its ability to host Segunda División matches or European-level youth championships, which require a capacity of at least 6,500.
Palco23 added that the new stadium, which could also host Atlético’s successful women’s team, would be located on the southern part of the site near the train station fans use to travel to the Metropolitano.
It's got the space to do it but only losing the first tier of seats, which would make the seating insufficient for an Olympics.Can this stadium convert itself with an athletics track? Like the Stade de France in Paris? If not where could Madrid host the Olympics if they decided to pursue it in the future?
In principle the project is the same one that would be presented for the Olympic Games, a football stadium with the possibility of installing an athletics track covering the lower ring.The stadium without track of athletics fit 75,000 spectators, has been reduced to 68,000 for reasons of comfort.Can this stadium convert itself with an athletics track? Like the Stade de France in Paris? If not where could Madrid host the Olympics if they decided to pursue it in the future?
Ah, that's how it would work! I know how many seats are normally lost with these kind of conversions and I was at a complete loss as to how it could only lose 8k seats. But that makes a bit more sense now. Pack 'em in! A massive job then, bigger than the conversion at Hampden.With a densification of seats in some area there would be no problem in getting an Olympic stadium with a capacity of around 60,000 spectators.
Same reason we'll never see Wembley hosting athletics, even though it too was built to take a platform. Although I have heard noises about another Madrid bid. I guess it'll require compensation for Atletico plus an agreement for them to use the Bernabeu for two seasons. Or else, go with a completely new stadium for T&F. I hope they bid again, it'll be interesting to see how they approach it.But I think it is a ruled out option because a temporary track installation would take more than 6 months (as it happened in in Hampden Park in the games of the commonwealth) and would leave the stadium disabled for Atlético during that time.
Yes, this is the other difference from Hampden. For Glasgow 2014, it was a rather clean solution with scaffolding (because it didn't actually need to be raised very high, only 2 metres). In Madrid, they're talk about filling a section of the bowl up with earth! Then, after that, they need to install narrower seats in much of the rest of the bowl. A big job.-We believe that during the summer before the year in which Madrid was chosen Olympic city could be made the modification. That season would be played with the clues around. The one after the Olympics too. In the later summer the earth would be eliminated again.