Atlético Madrid and visiting fans will be happy to hear that Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will be the first stadium to offer a “real mobile broadband experience.”
Cellnex Telecom have already equipped Milan’s San Siro and Turin’s Allianz Stadium and say “the project involves the installation of about 250 antennas, 25% of which will be located outside the stadium, and the rest will be located in different areas inside the stadium.”
It is the largest project the company have taken on with the San Siro boasting 165 antennas and the Juventus Stadium deploying 91. Atlético are trying to turn the stadium into Spain’s version of Wembley Stadium and will compete to host the Copa del Rey final annually (as it typically gets moved around), along with other finals like the 2019 Champions League final - in addition to international competitions.
Here’s what Atlético and the telecommunications network agreed upon:
- The agreement reached with the rojiblanco club will equip the new stadium with mobile broadband coverage (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G in the future).
- The Wanda Metropolitano will be the first stadium in Spain capable of offering a real mobile broadband experience, with sufficient capacity for uploading and downloading audiovisual content, to the 68,000 fans it will take to fill the stadium.
- The network will be working and accessible to voice and data users starting in September.