This season’s Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Alaves will be staged at the Vicente Calderon in Madrid for the last time on May 27.
Atletico Madrid’s home since 1966 will close its doors at the end of the season ahead of their move to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium from the beginning of the 2017-18 campaign.
Real Madrid weren’t especially keen to see their rivals celebrate on their turf, with president Florentino Perez hinting the Bernabeu would likely be undergoing renovation work at the time of the final.
It comes after they avoided hosting last year’s final between Barcelona and Sevilla because of a scheduled Bruce Springsteen concert.
So Atletico’s 55,000-capacity home will stage Barcelona’s attempt to win a record 29th Copa title against a side they thrashed 6-0 last weekend.
Barcelona knocked Atletico out of the Copa at the semi-final stage, while Alaves, in only their second final, beat Celta Vigo.
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