On December 5, the project for the new Atlético de Madrid stadium, designed by the Sevillian firm Cruz y Ortiz, was presented. It will be the result of the expansion and improvement of the existing La Peineta municipal stadium.
The main requirements of the new infrastructure will be the expansion of its capacity to 75,000 spectators, and its typological flexibility to be transformed into an athletics stadium with a capacity of 60,000 spectators, should Madrid be chosen to host the Olympic Games.
The intervention on the existing stadium to adapt it to a soccer stadium will consist mainly of two actions: on the one hand, the depression of the field with respect to the current elevation, so that spectators can be brought closer to the pitch without disturbing the optimal visibility conditions; on the other hand, the occupation of the empty areas of the existing stadium, through the construction of three new stands on the fully landscaped basin.
A lightweight Teflon cover will protect the spectators, unfolding over the stands as if it were a visor or a large cloak, and giving unity to the entire intervention. This roof will be formed by a tensile structure made up of two straps 57 meters apart: a double outer compression ring and a double traction ring, joined by two groups of radial cables. The mesh thus formed will be covered by tensioned membranes arranged on the warped quadrilateral generated by an upper and a lower cable, and dyed in red at the bottom, the corporate color of Atlético de Madrid.