Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
The Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, built by FCC Construcción, has been chosen as the best stadium of the year by the “Industry Awards” which are awarded by the “World Football Summit” congress.
The stadium occupies a total surface area of 88,150 square metres and has a capacity to hold over 68,000 spectators. The new stadium has three new «T»-shaped stands, a lower tier consisting of 28 stands in the end and preference areas, a middle tier of 13 stands intended for VIPS with direct access from the exterior and, finally, a higher stand supported on a perimeter building of 32 stands, where the public accesses, VIP boxes and complementary services are located.
Special mention should be made of the stadium’s roof, made up of a steel structure weighing approximately 6,336 tonnes, braced with radial cables and joined with a membrane that occupies a surface area of 83,053 square metres.
The membrane consists of 720 PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) panels, weighing 92 tonnes. The roof covers the stands and will help to protect 96% of the seats from the rain. This is a unique and differentiating element compared to other European sports facilities designed in recent years.
Large-scale sporting infrastructures
Madrid – Spain