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FCC raises roof at new Atlético Madrid stadium

20 Jan 17 FCC has begun raising the roof into place for the new stadium it is building for Spain’s Atlético Madrid football club.

The roof design is formed of a steel structure weighing about 6,336t. It is tensioned with radial cables bound by a membrane that occupies a surface area of 83,053m2.

The open tensile structure comprises an exterior steel and double-height compression ring, an interior traction ring and two sets of radial cables. The roof will shelter the stands, protecting 96% of seats from the rain.

The new stadium is being built by FCC and was designed by architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. It will have a 67,000 seating capacity, distributed into stands, boxes and a VIP area. It will also offer more than 4,000 parking spaces.

The distribution of the new seating blocks will bring fans closer to the football pitch, with three new T-shape blocks. They are formed of a lower block made up of 28 stands and priority zones, a mid-level block of 13 stands for VIPs with direct outdoor access and a high-level block supported on a wrap-around building comprising 32 stands.  An area with 79 boxes has also been built at the lower part of the high-level block.

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