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SBD Global/September 12, 2013/Facilities

La Liga Atlético Madrid To Begin Playing At New 'La Peineta' Stadium Starting In '16-17 Season

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La Liga Atlético Madrid CEO Miguel Angel Gil said that the team will leave "Vicente Calderón stadium in a move to its new stadium called 'La Peineta' for the '16-17 season," according to the EFE. Gil said, "We have the intention of finishing construction during the '15-16 season so the team can begin playing at its new stadium for the '16-17 season." Gil said that he was "confident that construction company FCC, which is in charge of the project, will not have any problems finishing by '15 despite Spain's economic crisis." Gil: "There is no reason for doubt or uncertainty that FCC will have the project done on time." Gil explained that the "demolition of Vicente Calderón is Atlético's responsibility due to an agreement signed with the Madrid City Council." Gil said that the "estimated cost of the demolition" would be €5M ($6.7M). Atlético's new stadium will seat "just less than 70,000 people and have 4,100 parking spaces" (EFE, 9/11).
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