Stadium news #21
The stadium used by the Spanish side Real Madrid will have a new exterior and a retractable roof. The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu will also have a 360-degree video screen. Real Madrid, the football club with the most world championship titles, became the first sports club with 100 million followers on its main social media page. Their arch-rivals FC Barcelona, nicknamed Barça, became the second one. FC Barcelona also won several world championship titles. The home of Barça might also be renovated over the coming years. The home of FC Barcelona, which is among the largest stadiums by capacity in the world, might get a large roof. Its capacity is planned to exceed 100,000.
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu and a contractor
The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, which has a capacity of 81,000, opened in 1947. Its initial capacity was 75,000. In 1957, the stadium hosted the final of the second edition of the European championship for football clubs. Real Madrid won the final after beating the Italian side Fiorentina 2-0. Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé and Francisco Gento López both scored for Real Madrid in the final. The venue hosted a FIFA World Cup final in 1982, which was won by the national football team of the Italian Republic in front of 90,000 spectators. The world famous football giants Real Madrid recently announced the selection of its main contractor for the redevelopment of their current home venue. One of Spain’s leading construction companies has landed the contract.
Renovation works and finances
Real Madrid wants to play home games at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, which hosted numerous football matches with attendances above 100,000, throughout the reconstruction of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The club has assured fans from around the world that its museum, its stadium tours and its store will probably be available during renovation works. The works are planned to be ready in 2022. Real Madrid secured funding and agreed loans to cover the project, which is expected to costs €525 million. Major non-matchday boost should be generated by a hotel, restaurants and retail outlets.