ATLETICO STADIUM UNAFFECTED BY FAILED OLYMPIC BID

Madrid's failed bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games will not affect Atletico Madrid's stadium move.

It was announced on Saturday that Tokyo, not Madrid nor Istanbul, would host the 2020 Olympics, but both Atletico Madrid and the City Council have continued to pledge their commitment to renovating Estadio La Peineta into a 67,500-capacity venue.

If the plan goes ahead as planned then the La Liga outfit would move out of their current Vicente Calderon home and into the new Estadio La Peineta ready for the 2015/16 season.

Posted on 09/09/2013