Representatives from Ferrovial Agroman
, the Atlético de Madrid
football club and the Town Council of Alcalá de Henares
laid the first stone for the future "Wanda Atlético de Madrid Alcalá de Henares" academy to be built by Ferrovial Agroman under a contract worth over 9 million Euros
. This new facility will be used by the Club to carry out sports and training initiatives for different groups.
Building works will take place over 14 months
. The result will be a mini stadium with a grass football pitch, four 11-a-side artificial football pitches, and another for 7-a-side football, plus 7 paddle tennis courts, office buildings, sports and leisure facilities, and other ancillary areas.
Present on behalf of Ferrovial were Juan Ramón Pérez, Building Manager; Juan Luis Junguito, Building Manager for Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and the DC Unit; Belén Marquina, Deputy Building Manager for Madrid I and Castilla-La Mancha, and the DC Unit; Rafael Hicar, Head of Works Group; and Alberto Rodríguez, Works Manager.
On behalf of Atlético de Madrid, Miguel Ángel Gil, General Manager; Enrique Cerezo, Club President; Manuel Cifuentes, Works Manager. For the Alcalá de Henares Town Council, Mayor Javier Rodríguez.
During the event, a group of children led by player Saúl Ñíguez deposited an urn containing hand-written letters from the Club President and the Mayor of Alcalá de Henares
, as well as a memory stick holding all the names of the club’s home-grown players, and a shirt of the first team.