Copa Del Rey Final 2016: Barcelona vs. Sevilla Venue and Date Announced

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2016

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 24:  A general view of Vicente Calderon Stadium is seen during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid CF and Club Atletico de Madrid on May 24, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. More than 85,000 Santiago Bernabeu seats have been sold out to watch on giant screens the UEFA Champions League Final which is being held at Lisbon. Vicente Calderon Stadium nearly sold out its 55,000 seats.  (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
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The 2016 Copa del Rey final will be played at Atletico Madrid’s Vicente Calderon, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

According to Javier Giraldo of Sport, the game is set to take place on Sunday, May 22 between Barcelona and Sevilla. The capital venue was chosen with the Santiago Bernabeu unavailable on the same day. The home of Real Madrid is holding a Bruce Springsteen concert.

“They have picked the date knowing Sevilla may be in action on May 18 if they reach the Europa League final once again,” wrote Giraldo. 

Barcelona ran riot against Valencia in the semi-finals.
Barcelona ran riot against Valencia in the semi-finals.Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images

The Calderon is renowned as one of the most atmospheric venues in European football and boasts a capacity of nearly 55,000. Although Giraldo has claimed the amount of spectators is likely to be reduced to around 52,000 to meet safety regulations.

Barcelona made it to this stage after a hugely impressive semi-final showing, as they thumped Valencia 8-1 on aggregate. Sevilla were also comfortable qualifiers for the final, with a 6-2 victory over Celta Vigo over two legs putting them in the last two.