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Atlético Madrid's New Stadium Faces Criticism Over Seats Lacking Visibility

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 16

Atlético Madrid "has not opened its new stadium and it is already facing criticism on social media," according to David Vinuesa of LIBERTAD DIGITAL. The club is offering fans, through its website, "the possibility to choose seats using a virtual map of the stadium." This 3D representatio...

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