Madrid: Atletico’s current stadium to stay?

source: ElPais.com / TheLocal.es

Madrid: Atletico’s current stadium to stay? The Madrid Supreme Court halted the residential scheme planned in the place of current Estadio Vicente Calderón. But Atletico Madrid assure their relocation isn’t threatened.

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In a judgement passed on April 13 and published on Friday, the court in Madrid scrapped a plan passed by the city council in 2009 that would have allowed the construction of tower blocks on the site of the ground in the south of the Spanish capital. The judgement can still be appealed.

The court explained that they had taken their decision because the plans did not conform with laws preventing the construction of buildings which rose higher than three stories plus attic space. According to the daily El Pais, the plans were to build towers rising to 36 stories.

Atletico, meanwhile, released a statement declaring that the court's decision will not have any impact on their move to La Peineta, the athletics stadium which is being expanded to hold 70,000. The assurance by Atleti comes as the residential complex was expected to cover construction cost of the new stadium at La Peineta.

Estadio Vicente Calderón

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