Second division Rayo Majadahonda set to play fixtures at Wanda MetropolitanoJune 30, 2018
In an unexpected and stunning move, MARCA claim that newly promoted second division side Rayo Majadahonda could play their home fixtures at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The 65,000 seater stadium is the home of Atletico Madrid but could be deployed until January for the La Liga 1 2 3 outfit.
The reason for the temporary move is that their stadium at Esatdio de Cerro del Espino are not up to LaLiga standards for a second division side and expansion and redevelopment works are required to get it up to scratch.
They will be carried out over the summer but the new look stadium is not expected to be fully ready until the second half of the season.
Atletico Madrid have stepped in to offer their home as an alternative as a last resort as failure to find a new home would lead to disqualification from the competition for the Madrid minnows.
The situation is a difficult one for Rayo Majadahonda given that of the five stadiums which do match the standards in Madrid, all five are in the top two divisions and are currently in use by another club.
Alcorcon’s Estadio Santo Domingo may be a more appropriate option and only 20 kilometres away, whilst Rayo Vallecano’s Estadio de Vallecas, Leganes’ Estadio Municipal de Butarque and Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu are also possible new locations.