Info The Vicente Calderón stadium, located in the heart of Madrid, is one of the top sporting venues in Europe. Opened in 1966 as Estadio Manzanares, the stadium was named after the river that it lay on. In 1971, the name was changed to honor one of the most important presidents in the Atlético club’s ... more
Paseo de los Melancólicos, 67
Arena / Concert Venue
Info Palacio Vistalegre is a multipurpose indoor arena located minutes away from the historical city center of Madrid. Opened in 2000, the stadium is primarily used for handball and basketball games. It is currently the home arena of the BM Atlético de Madrid handball team. Other events at Palacio Vistalegre include large-scale ... more
Calle de Utebo, 1
Info Madrid Arena, sometimes referred to as Telefónica Arena, is a multipurpose indoor arena, located at the fairgrounds in Madrid’s Casa de Campo. The state-of-the-art hall was built in 2002 and has a capacity of up to 12,000 people. Events at Madrid Arena range from sporting matches and music concerts to cultural festivals ... more
Avenida de Portugal s/n
Bullring / Concert Venue
Info While many people consider bullfighting a cruel sport, others take pride in its tradition, energy, and style, a truth that is reflected in the fact that toreadores (bullfighters) are still among the highest-paid athletes in the world – and these facts are no less true at the bullfights at Las Ventas. The best ... more
Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
Calle de Alcalá, 237
Culture / Stadium
Info Sports buffs can experience football action firsthand at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the home of Real Madrid football, which is considered by many one of the greatest clubs in the sport’s history. Inaugurated in 1947, Bernabéu Stadium holds over 80,000 fans, and a good thing, too – Madrid completely shuts down when there ... more
Avenida de Concha Espina, 1
Arena / Concert Venue
Info Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, opened in 2005, is an indoor sporting arena. With a capacity of up to 18,000 people, the stadium regularly hosts basketball games, boxing matches, and gymnastics competitions, in addition to music concerts. Past notable events at Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid ... more
Avenida de Felipe II s/n
Info Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas, previously known as Estadio Teresa Rivero, is a multi-purpose stadium situated south east of Madrid’s city center. Opened in 1976, it is the home stadium for Spanish football club, Rayo Vallecano de Madrid. With a capacity of 15,500 people, the stadium is used mostly for football games. However ... more
Calle del Payaso Fofó, 1
Arena / Concert Venue
Info Teatro Circo Price originally opened in 1868 as a circus theater led by Thomas Price. Situated in the ancient garden of Paseo de Recoletos, the venue became famous for its acrobatic performances. Closed in 1970 and then reopened in 2007 as a permanent circus, Teatro Circo Price is now situated on Ronda de Atocha, extending ... more
Ronda de Atocha, 35
Avenida de Juan Carlos I
28521 Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Madrid
C/ Maestro, 4 Leganés
When talking about stadiums in Madrid, the first one on most locals’ lips will invariably be the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The home stadium for Real Madrid – arguably the most popular soccer club on the planet – Estadio Bernabéu has been packing in tens of thousands of rowdy spectators since first opening way back in the 1940s.
The other major player in Madrid’s devotion to soccer is Vicente Calderón Stadium, which gives fans of Atlético Madrid soccer a place to roost and also acts as a major concert hall throughout the year. In 2015, Calderón will be replaced by Estadio La Peineta, which will greatly expand the seating capacity for Atlético Madrid followers.
Plaza de Las Ventas also acts as a concert stadium when it’s not being used for its primary and most famous purpose, which is to host major bullfights much as it has since 1931. Multiuse Madrid stadium Palacio de los Deportes is a great place to catch popular Spanish singers and a little Madrid basketball, while La Caja Mágica packs in tennis fans from all over the country for the Madrid Masters. Madrid Rockódromo Arena, as its name might suggest, is known to host a rock concert or two, but this versatile Madrid stadium also hosts trade shows and a variety of special events throughout the year.
Whether you’re looking for soccer, music, bull’s blood, or basketballs, the Madrid stadiums have it all and more.