Santiago Bernabeu renovation : All you need to know

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Santiago Bernabeu : The renovation of Real Madrid's stadium

The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. It had a current seating capacity of 81,044, it has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947. It is the second-largest stadium in Spain after Barcelona’s Camp Nou.  The Santiago Bernabeu has long been one of the most prestigious grounds in world football. The Spanish giants are executing the renovation of their iconic stadium, which will further enhanced the reputation of the stadium. Fans are excited to get updates about Santiago Bernabeu renovation.

Why are Real Madrid playing at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano ?

Why are Real Madrid playing at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano ?
Why are Real Madrid playing at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano ?

Real Madrid are not playing in their usual home ground all season because of an extensive renovation project underway at their historic stadium. While construction progresses, Real are playing their home games at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, the 6,000-seater home of their reserve team. On June 14th, 2020, Real Madrid moved from the Santiago Bernabeu to the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium as renovations continued on their traditional home ground.

What Florentino Perez said about the Santiago Bernabeu renovation ?

What Florentino Perez said about the redevelopment of Santiago Bernabeu ?
What Florentino Perez said about the redevelopment of Santiago Bernabeu ?

Perez said: “Our future naturally involves a new Santiago Bernabeu stadium, a reference of the 21st century.

“A modern, avant-garde stadium, with maximum comfort and safety, with state-of-the-art technology, where fans can experience unique sensations and also be a new and important source of income for the club.”

When the Santiago Bernabeu renovation process will be completed ?

The 81,000-seater venue’s redevelopment will take approximately three-and-a-half years to complete. At the time of writing, the club hope to have their state-of-the-art arena ready for supporters by the end of 2022 or the start of 2023.

When the redevelopment process will be completed ?
When the redevelopment process will be completed ?

How much does the Santiago Bernabeu renovation will cost ?

The renovation of Santiago Bernabeu will cost the Spanish giants around £693.3 million in total. The work has coincided with the financial crisis precipitated by the Coronavirus pandemic, but given the absence of supporters it can be expedited with tighter deadlines and lower costs.

What will be the additions in the Santiago Bernabeu after the renovation ?

The Santiago Bernabeu renovation will see a roof, 360-degree video screen and a host of entertainment facilities introduced. The upgraded version of the much-loved ground will feature upgraded comfort, security, and technology.

Another major addition to the stadium will see a 360-degree video screen added which will stretch around the entire ground. A host of new shops, restaurants and a hotel will feature in the redeveloped complex, which will be surrounded by 65,000 square feet of gardens.

A report  also claimed that a casino will form part of the club’s new-look home stadium, in a move that they believe will generate a total of €120m in revenue.

Initially, Florentino Perez, the club’s president, wanted a hotel and shopping centre integrated into the designs, but those ideas didn’t pass. However, the refurbished venue will include restaurants and shops.

Photos of Santiago Bernabeu renovation

Real are introducing a roof to the iconic ground and new footage shared on their social media account shows the process of building the first pieces of the enormous covering.

The renovated Santiago Bernabeu will be the “best stadium in the world”, as per the official Real Madrid website. In striving to build the globe’s leading football arena, Los Blancos will set the benchmark in stadium renovation.