Architecture DESIGN

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium – Here’s your first look at the Insane (£500million) Renovation

 Getty Images / Real Madrid

Real Madrid Shared a 3D Rendering of its Insane New Santiago Bernabéu Stadium to show fans how the Santiago Bernabeu will look after its nearly £500million makeover.

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium  is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. With a current seating capacity of 81,044, it has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947. It is the 2nd-largest stadium in Spain and the largest in the Community of Madrid.

The Santiago Bernabéu is one of the world’s most famous football venues. It has hosted the final of the European Cup/UEFA Champions League on four occasions: in 1957196919802010.

Panoramic santiago bernabeu.jpg
Panoramic of the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid Football Club, in the city of Madrid, Spain. Taken from the south-west corner, during the stadium tour.
Work by Fernando Pascullo 
Castellana northwest external view of the stadium
Luis García

Facts about the Stadium

Full nameEstadio Santiago Bernabéu
BuiltOctober 1944 – December 1947
Opened14 December 1947; 72 years ago
Renovated1982, 2001

A €525 million renovation project was set to begin in summer 2017, but began in 2019. The capacity will remain at 81,000 seats, but the height will be increased by ten metres and a roof will be added. The club is expected to sell the naming rights to the renovated stadium.

The work is expected to last three and a half years (2019-2023).

Real Madrid have claimed the work will be completed by October 2022

The LaLiga giants have posted a video to show their fans what the ground will look like when the project is finished.

It shows how the Bernabeu will look with a retractable roof and 360-degree video screen that stretches around the entire ground.

The club will extend the Bernabeu Stadium over 66,000 square metres and it is reported that shops, restaurants and even a hotel will be added.

But the capacity of the ground will be reduced from 80,243 to 80,242.

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