Atletico de Madrid plans to expand the capacity of their Civitas Metropolitano this summer in order to accommodate ticket demand.
Los Colchoneros begin the 2017-2018 season in their current stadium, having only relocation in six years previously. However, with good attendance and a growing demand for season tickets, Diario AS has announced that they will raise the stadium’s capacity.
This will include adding 1,400 seats to the existing 68,600 capacity, pushing the stadium above the 70,000 level. Los Rojiblancos expect to achieve 137,000 members in the coming days, making them one of Spain’s most popular clubs. The extra capacity will allow them to offer season tickets to 60,000 customers.
This announcement came shortly after Atletico de Madrid qualified for the Champions League. They are qualified to UCL for the 11th straight year, assuring their financial future for another year.
That stability has allowed Atleti to distance itself from other teams of a similar caliber before Diego Simeone came, creating a financial and physical barrier between them and the rest of the league.