Real Madrid allowed to continue work on £500m Bernabeu redevelopment
Real Madrid get to work on £500m Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment after council give green light, with iconic stadium’s capacity set to be reduced by one seat
- Construction on the huge Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment has begun again
- The new additions to the Real Madrid stadium complex will cost £500million
- They are set to include a 360-degree video screen and a new retractable roof
The Madrid city council has given the go ahead for Real Madrid to continue work on their huge Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment.
The £500million project for the iconic 73-year-old venue has been planned for some time, and will actually reduce the capacity of the stadium, albeit only by one seat.
Construction has recommenced, with plans for a 360-degree video screen and a retractable roof underway.
Construction has started up again for Real Madrid’s huge Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment
The £500million project has been planned for some time, and could be finished in 2022
An artist’s rendition of the new Santiago Bernabeu stadium, showing off the new facade
There will be a new seating section, as well as refurbished private boxes, however the overall capacity will be changing from 80,243 to 80,242.
‘The new Santiago Bernabeu will be the best stadium in the world,’ Real Madrid president Florentino Perez boasted last year. An official completion date is set for October 2022.
Work was mostly planned to be done during the off-season, however with no matches being played due to the coronavirus crisis, it has allowed workers to make progress sooner than expected.
The corner access towers, one of the stadium’s most notable features, will be covered by a new steel facade when work is completed.
The Madrid city council gave the go ahead for work to begin while no matches are being held
The stadium is set to have a new exterior, retractable roof, and a 360-degree screen
The outside of the stadium is expected to have some similarities with Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena, with a clear exterior that will transmit light of various colours throughout the night.
The complex will extend over 66,000 square metres and also feature leisure and entertainment facilities.
Fierce rivals Barcelona have also started a project to remodel their own Camp Nou Stadium, with a new roof and increased seating capacity.
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