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The people of Madrid live for their favourite sports teams. Fútbol, or soccer, is the most popular sport in Europe and in Madrid. Basketball, tennis, motorsports, horse racing, and track and field also have huge events and followings in Madrid.

The intense atmosphere during the games in the bars or in the stadium stands is contagious. It easy to get swept up into the love of sports in Madrid. You will feel just like a local when you are cheering on the players. 

Two of the best soccer teams in the world, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid, are headquartered in beautiful Madrid. Visitors from all around the world flock to Madrid during sporting events and important games. Even during the offseason, there is always something fun for sports fans to do in Madrid. 

Below are some details about Madrid’s best teams. Live out your sports dreams with Madrid Discovery.

 

Real Madrid match

 

Soccer is the heart and soul of athletics in Madrid. The iconic team of Real Madrid play their home games in their amazing historical stadium, Bernabeu. Built in 1947, many legends have walked through its doors. Thousands of die-hard soccer fans come to Madrid every year to visit this special place.

Founded in 1902, Real Madrid has been an important part of Madrid for more than a century. Their use of the word, “Real” (meaning royal in Spanish) and the royal crown in their logo was even granted to them a Spanish king in the 1920s.  

Skip the crowds and the lines by hiring a private group tour through Madrid Discovery. A passionate guide will take you on a first-class tour around the stadium while explaining its record-breaking history. The tour includes a panoramic tour of Bernabeu Stadium, access to the Real Madrid dressing room, presidential box, trophy room, and pitch. You can even take a picture next to your favorite player’s locker. Don’t forget to buy an official jersey at the official Real Madrid Store on the way out!

If you are visiting during the long soccer season, then you can purchase a ticket to their next game. Experience the pure electricity of Real Madrid and its fans first hand, in their lively stadium seats. They can sell out quickly, so be sure to plan in advance!

 

Atlético de Madrid

 

The rival team of Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, may not have the same international notoriety but is just as popular amongst those who live in Madrid. It is an intense rivalry since the two teams are among the best in both Spain and in the world.  

Both teams compete in La Liga, the top soccer league in Spain. When the two teams play against each other, the city divides into two camps. It creates such a lively atmosphere and visitors love being a part of the action. Plus, as a visitor, you never have to choose a side!

Atlético de Madrid have recently moved to a new home stadium, the impressive Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Schedule a private group tour of this premier stadium to avoid the crowds and the wait. You will feel like a true soccer star when you walk through their tunnel onto their pitch. Take a photo with their newest trophies, step through their dressing room, and enjoy the amazing view of the auditorium from the top of the stands. If you are lucky you will be able to see a Real Madrid match in the Wanda stadium.

 

Basketball in Madrid

 

Madrid is home to the most successful basketball teams, Real Madrid Baloncesto, in Spain and one of the top teams in all of Europe. They have won an astounding 35 Spanish League championships. This record-breaking basketball team has won the hearts of the city. It’s no surprise that in the past few years basketball has become one of the most popular sports in Spain. 

During the basketball season, you can join the action by buying tickets to a home game. Real Madrid Baloncesto play in the centrally located stadium, known as the WiZink Center.

 

Tennis in Madrid 

 

The people of Madrid love tennis. Some of the biggest names in tennis call Spain their home. Every May, Madrid hosts the Mutua Madrid Tennis Open, an ATP World Masters event. This elite tennis tournament brings top tennis stars from all over the world to the capital. 

Both the women and male players compete in the tournament in Madrid’s state of the art court fitted with a retractable roof, called the Caja Magica. Rain or shine, you will love watching the best tennis stars in the world playing in Madrid!

If you have a passion for sports, then Madrid is the vacation destination for you. 

 

Bianka Rose Cramblit

   

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