Spanish club Real Madrid play in the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as their home ground. However, for the last couple of years, it has been under construction and Real Madrid were forced to play their matches at their training facility.
Now, the new Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is on the verge of completion and it is expected that Real Madrid will start playing their home matches in the newly built stadium in one or two months. Real Madrid have spent around €600 million for the renovation to make it one of the best stadiums in Europe.
So, as the stadium is about to be opened to the world, here we take a look at the top 5 things you need to know about the newly built Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
The newly built stadium has a retractable pitch, which can be withdrawn after matches to enable the club to hold any number of events not related to football. The stadium also features a roof that can be completely closed over, giving visitors the chance of a panoramic view of the city from the top of its most iconic stadium.
The new Estadio Santiago Bernabeu also boasts state of the art technology which can project images onto the entire outside surface of the stadium. It will also have a 360-degree scoreboard inside the stadium.
Real Madrid has also added an extra tier inside the stadium, which will provide an extra 4,000 seats.
The state of the art stadium will have a shopping centre along with a Real Madrid museum, multinational shops and various Michelin star restaurants. The Plaza Sagrados Corazones has been pedestrianised which will provide a green space for fans to meet before the match.
Real Madrid expect to host events including concerts, business conferences, e-sports tournaments and even basketball and tennis matches, for the maximum number of days in a year at their stadium.
After the completion of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu stadium, it will be the best stadium across Europe and will be the benchmark for all the modern stadiums.