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SBD Global/February 4, 2014/Facilities

Fans Throughout Spain Want Atlético Madrid To Name New Stadium After Former Coach

Atlético Madrid has received calls from many fans to name the club's new stadium -- La Peineta -- after former Atlético coach Luis Aragonés, who died on Saturday, according to MARCA. There "have been numerous displays of condolences for Aragonés, but there is one particular message with a lot of popular support." The idea is to "name the stadium currently being built the 'Estadio Luis Aragonés,' with the intention creating a long-lasting honor for the former coach." Fans "from all parts of Spain are pushing for this recognition, and the amount of support is continuing to grow" (MARCA, 2/2). AS reported Atlético CEO Miguel Angel Gil said of "possibly naming the club's new stadium" after Aragonés, "He is an important person, and there have been other names of players who have made history. Unfortunately we remember people more when we begin to miss them" (AS, 2/3).
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