Modern Football Is Rubbish: Atletico Madrid’s ‘Historic’ New Stadium Will Be Named After Chinese Cinema Conglomerate

Chris Wright

9th, December 2016

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Atletico Madrid have revealed the name of the brand new, LED-studded, 67,000-seater stadium in the Spanish capital.

Club president Enrique Cerezo proudly announced today that Atleti’s new home will be called the ‘Estadio Wanda Metropolitano’ after the Chinese property and cinema conglomerate secured a deal to procure the naming rights. For the record, they already own a 20% stake in the La Liga side.

“Our new home will be called Wanda Metropolitano – a name full of history and future,” Cerezo (who is a movie producer by trade) gushed during the introductory press conference.

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With the Vicente Calderon beginning to crumble after 50 years of wear and tear, Atleti are set to move out and into their new home for the start of the 2017/18 season.

The Metropolitano (as it will undoubtedly be referred to by everybody outside of the boardroom) is built on the site of the old ‘La Peineta’ athletics ground in Madrid and, as well as being vast, will also be able to change colour – much like the Allianz Arena.

It would also appear that Los Colchoneros are treating themselves to a new badge as they prepare to uproot…

The tweaks are subtle, but we like what we see.

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  1. James Taylor says:

    I do NOT like that new badge at all! Sure, the little bear climbing the tree is hard to reproduce and barely visible, but I’m saddened by the trend of stripping badges of all detail and decoration.

  2. David says:

    I could see your point in regards to some of the other badge changes but looking at the current badge and the proposed new badge…are you really telling me they’ve stripped it of detail and decoration?

  3. JJ says:

    Bruh what’s wrong with teams selling naming rights? it helps them pay for a part of the new stadium just by putting a name on the wall which no one will refer to it as anyway. the locals will just call it the metropolitano (which is what the stadium they played in prior to the calderon was called) modern football ain’t rubbish u just old af.

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