Real Madrid offer update on the £500million redevelopment of their Bernabeu stadium… almost two YEARS after construction began in June 2019
- Los Blancos’ ground has been out of action this campaign due to building works
- They has been playing matches at the reserves’ HQ Estadio Alfredo di Stefano
- The updates include building a retractable roof, a shopping centre and a hotel
Real Madrid have delivered an update on their huge £500million development project of their Santiago Bernabeu stadium, nearly two years after work began back in June 2019.
The gigantic rebuild means the club have not played at the ground this season, instead playing at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, usually the arena for the reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla.
Real tweeted a picture of the development works from their English-speaking Twitter account, with the caption: ‘WORK IN PROGRESS,’ bookended by crane emojis.
Real Madrid have offered an update of the redevelopment works at their Bernabeu stadium
The project will include a fixed roof which covers every seat, as well as a retractable roof which covers the entire pitch, while it is also understood the current capacity of 81,000 will remain the same despite plenty of off-pitch additions.
The works will install a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, a five-storey underground car park, and new restaurants.
Moreover, there is set to be a hotel built, with some rooms offering a view of the Bernabeu pitch.
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp (left) criticised Madrid’s temporary stadium after their European tie
Reds lost 3-1 to the Spanish giants at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano ground
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp criticised Los Blancos’ temporary ground after losing their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-1 there.
He said: ‘This here tonight was really strange because it was a difficult situation in the stadium,’ before adding: ‘Anfield is at least a proper stadium’.
But Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman defended the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano after Klopp’s comments, declaring: ‘It’s disparaging to a big club like Madrid. They’ve chosen the time to do renovation works at their stadium and they’ve chosen well.’