The mighty Real Madrid will have an important drop for the rest of the remaining season. That’s because the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is undergoing a renovation, and looks absolutely unrecognizable.
In addition, Real Madrid’s chairman Florentino Perez announced that the Madrid team will host their remaining games at the Real Madrid Castilla’s Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium. In short, this change aims to advance the general modernization process of the stadium.
This project is only an initial part of a major reform that will take place. In addition, the club plans to renovate the stadium. With works lasting at least three and a half years, which will cost around €575 million. The club intends to pay this amount of money in up to 35 years.
Just to put it into perspective, it would cost almost as much as six Cristiano Ronaldo transfers.
“We must have a vision of the future that the moment demands, and that future is going through a new Bernabeu that is a reference in the 21st century, with comfort and security, with the best technology and that is a source of revenue for the club” – said Perez.
“This will be an improvement for the city of Madrid. It will be the best stadium in the world. It is a great opportunity to transform the stadium into a great technical platform to communicate with the world. We want it to be the great digital stadium of the future that will be paid with the rent that comes with its renovation and will make Real Madrid competitive in an increasingly uncertain football scenario ”– he added.
In the meantime, the biggest news will be the retractable cover that will completely close the stadium in 15 minutes, in addition to commercial spaces and a 360º screen for the fans. As well as the idea that it will change more on the outside than on the inside, with a special facade made of stainless steel plates and remodeling of streets and squares next door.
It’s an ambitious and revolutionary project, in some kind of a Space Race between Real Madrid and Barcelona, who also have plans on renovating the Camp Nou and making it a turning point on the new age that’s coming for Football.