The 2019 UEFA Champions League Final at Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid is at 21:00CET on Saturday 1 June.
- The capital of Spain.
- The fourth most-visited city in Europe.
- The sixth largest city in the UEFA area.
- First named ‘Magerit’ in the middle ages, meaning ‘place of plentiful water’ in Arabic.
- The birthplace of Julio and Enrique Iglesias, Plácido Domingo, Penélope Cruz, Fernando Verdasco, and Raúl González.
- Twinned with New York, Abu Dhabi, Melbourne, Rabat, and Tripoli, among others.
- The second city to host the fifth European Cup final after London.
Where is it
In the middle of Spain, on the River Manzanares, Madrid is the largest city in the Iberian peninsula.
Getting to and around Madrid
The Estadio Metropolitano is not far from the busy Madrid–Barajas airport, while Madrid also offers an excellent high-speed rail service and good road links to France and Portugal. Moreover, it has a well-developed local transport network with such an extensive metro system and buses that it can be easily navigated without a car.
- It is named in honor of Atlético’s home, the original Estadio Metropolitano, until 1966.
- The stadium was newly-reconstructed to replace the Vicente Calderón as the home of Atlético Madrid, the three-time UEFA Europa League winners.
- Estadio Metropolitano opened on 16 September 2017 when Atlético faced Málaga in the Liga with Antoine Griezmann having scored the first goal of the stadium in a 1-0 home win.
- Located on the Avenida Luis Aragonés, that was named after Spain’s UEFA EURO 2008-winning coach, the stadium can contain around 68,000 people.
- Built with environmental concerns in mind, Estadio Metropolitano’s LED lighting and solar panels help reduce energy consumption and recycled rainwater irrigates the pitch.
- Located in the north-east of Madrid, it is easy to reach the stadium on subway line seven.
Football in Madrid
Supporters of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid make up more than half of all of Spain’s football fans, and they are also giants in European terms.