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The ashes of the athletics remain at the Vicente Calderon

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The ashes of the athletics remain at the Vicente Calderon

re are Still no plans to move funerary urns of fans of Atletico, whose remains are in stadium, Manzanares.

One of stories that most often have makers of Space Memorial to Vicente Calderon when asked about stories of athletic buried in stadium is redneck that asked that urn with his ashes was inserted upside down rest. as Well would be perfectly positioned to see goals that his team scored in field, left said among his last wishes.

Morning kick-off at 20.45 Atletico Madrid will open Wanda Metropolitan facing Malaga and remains of this fond will be as he ordered it, looking at playing field, but 10 kilometers away, on or side of Madrid, and in an empty field.

Wanda Metropolitan will be released without that move is completely finished and between departments that have been even back in old Vicente Calderón, is space that houses ashes of those fans who swore love to Atleti until after death and acquired a niche in columbarium with madrid-based football team.

This journal has asked press services of Athletic about what's going to happen with ballot boxes deposited in so-called Memorial, and when it is scheduled to transfer to Wanda, if so. From department of computer communication conveyed to us that " Wanda is still in works, and has not taken a decision on transfer [of funerary urns]," and excuse mselves for not being able to provide more details week in which y have been "overwhelmed" by Champions league match in Rome and, above all, tomorrow's inauguration.

Some next of kin of persons whose remains lie in elMemorial to Vicente Calderon, however, tell THE WORLD that when y have asked for transfer of urns to new stadium, Atletico Madrid has explained that indeed seran brought to Wanda Metropolitan when enabled re an enclosure for this. It has also announced that it may not admit new funeral urns, that is to say, failure to attend to people who already have booked a niche, which would indicate that business of cemeteries in football stadiums may not be as cost effective as thought.

The Space Memorial Vicente Calderón was officially presented in October 2008 as a unique space in world, a symbol of modernity. Devised company Geim Sports to give an alternative to those fans that y asked that ir ashes be scattered on lawn and was first of se characteristics in Spain. It is located in what was old gym of stadium just under stands of fund South and has an extension of 600 sqm that are split between chapel, a huge hall and space that finally houses urns.

The walls are covered with giant mosaics with scenes of mythical of history of club. Since first alignment that took Atletico Madrid to template image of team that led Simeone as a player in 1996 and that was only double League and Cup in team's history. These murals are composed by pieces blocky that are actually small doors, behind which are housed polls.

interested parties, as announced by club after presentation, y could buy a urn single, double and even a pack of four or more for whole family. The prices, depending on type, to range between 1.500 and 4.000 eur with acquisition of a hole, to which I would add between 50 and 150 euros per year for maintenance.

Atletico Madrid has not provided to this newspaper number of funeral urns that are currently in stage of Manzanares and latest figures we have date from three years ago -six after opening - when you spoke of a hundred occupied and anor 200 reserved. Perhaps builders of Memorial Vicente Calderon were excessively optimistic in ir forecasts, because y had 4,210 were polls.

One house ashes of Miguel San Román, who was goalkeeper of Atletico Madrid in decade of 60's and who died in November of 2015 and had left said that he wanted to be cremated and that his ashes were transferred to n manor mattress.

Despite not played games at Calderon, his Memorial remains open for relatives who wish to visit.


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