Real Madrid have released incredible footage from their €525-million redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, giving a better look their old stadium. New information has been revealed on the development of Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu home stadium in terms of how the new-look stadium will be constructed.
The €525-million renovation project was initially 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 meters and a roof will be added.
The new look is set to introduce a roof to the iconic ground and new footage shared on the club Twitter account shows the process of building the first pieces of the enormous covering.
Cranes high above pitch level are hoisting the trusses into place
Real’s president, Florentino Perez said there are two objectives. One is to improve comfort and accessibility for fans and secondly, to make a load more money. It is estimated that the project will take three and half years to complete and the final details will be completed ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Florentino Perez stated that, “The cost was to be €400 million but the modification of the project to comply with new obligations from the Madrid Court of Justice ruling has led to an increase to €525m.”
He added: "We are facing one of the great projects of the future for Real Madrid, and, of course, it will be also for the city of Madrid.
The Bernabeu is already the second-largest stadium in Spain - after Barcelona's Camp Nou - but the redevelopment will actually reduce capacity by one seat from 81,044 to 81,043.
Real Madrid have unveiled plans for an amazing renovation of their Bernabeu The idea of the reconstruction is to make the stadium more efficient, comfortable and sustainable – whilst also providing greater regular income streams to the club.
This work has been carried out accurately and under optimum safety conditions big thanks to the installation of construction site support facilities in the area surrounding the Bernabeu, notably including the installation of six fixed cranes with a reach of 90 meters.
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