Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
|Target capacity||80 242|
|Capacity before works||81 044|
|Clubs||Real Madrid CF|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Cost||€ 570 mln ($ 639,5 mln)|
|Design||GMP Architekten, L35 Arquitectos, Ribas&Ribas|
|Design time||2013 / 2016|
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu – construction description
The concept was first presented in October 2012, when Real Madrid announced four finalists of the international design competition for Santiago Bernabeu. In January 2014 the vision by GMP Architekten, L35 Arquitectos and Ribas&Ribas was declared the final one, set for implementation.
The plan initially included additional premium seating across the stadium, mostly in the western part. East side is to also get new regular tier of seats. A vast commercial building was to adjoin the western facade, while all of the stadium will receive a new external wrap. The metallic cladding will form a futuristic and assymetric form with LED lighting illumination.
Eventually however, after over two years of bureaucratic deadlock, the stadium plan was downsized significantly. Capacity increase was scrapped, so were the hotel, shopping center and additional parking spaces.
The stadium will receive a brand new roof structure with a retractable central part. The inner perimeter of the roof will be covered by a panoramic giant screen.
Spain: Update from Santiago Bernabeu construction
Work on Los Blancos' legendary stadium has been underway since 2019, and the completion of Nuevo Bernabeu project seems to be getting closer and closer. The facility will be one of the most modern among sports arenas in the world. What is happening at it now and what changes can we expect in the near future?
Spain: Why are the lower sections still covered at Bernabeu?
Even though this situation has been going on for 2 years, some people still wonder why the seats closest to the pitch are obscured at Real Madrid's stadium. Such a sight could also be seen on the occasion of the Los Blancos match against Chelsea.
YouTube: Santiago Bernabéu | Construction Update (March 2023)
When the stadium of the best football team in the world is being built, we just have to make you feel like you were there. Are you looking forward to seeing the new Santiago Bernabeu? Let's see what is going on there right now!
Youtube: World Stadiums Under Construction
All teams in the world's top leagues are returning to their stadiums. At the same time, work on facilities that are under construction is moving forward. So take a peek with us at the major stadium construction sites in England, Spain and beyond.
Madrid: Bernabeu getting more and more expensive
Real Madrid hoped to complete work on the revamped Santiago Bernabeu in 2022. Not only will construction, most likely, take longer than anticipated, but “Los Blancos” may be reaching for another major loan.
Madrid: 360-million deal crowns Real's season
It's been a great time for Real Madrid supporters lately. Firstly, their team won the double crown, then Antonio Rudiger's move to the Spanish capital was finalised and, in the meantime, the club signed a lucrative deal to make the 'Los Blancos' facility multi-purpose.
Spain: New network quality at the Bernabeu
Real Madrid is not content only with modernizing its stadium in terms of infrastructure. Thanks to the cooperation with the technology partner Cisco, the comprehensive implementation of the intelligent network will take place at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid: Additional funds for renovation of Bernabéu
It was hard to expect that a stadium revamp on such a scale could be carried out for the amount agreed more than two years ago. Recently, it has become necessary to sign a new contract that will increase the size of the loan.
Madrid: Key challenge completed at Bernabéu
It was one of the most complex operations during the entire reconstruction process of Madrid’s largest stadium. 2,100 tons of steel travelled smoothly from the west of the stadium to the east.
Madrid: Clouds of smoke over Bernabéu
Wednesday evening saw emergency services rush towards Madrid’s largest stadium. During reconstruction a fire broke out, causing clouds of thick smoke.
Madrid: NFL to host games at Bernabéu?
Unlike the failed Super League and fake casino news, this could actually work. Real Madrid could offer part of its calendar to American football, once the stadium is entirely revamped.
Madrid: The amazing sliding field of Real
We’ve seen a fair few retractable fields over the years but this one will be unique. For the first time ever the field will be stored vertically, in a cave beneath the stadium. Here are the details.
Madrid: Progress in construction of new Santiago Bernabéu
The summer of 2022 is the planned date for the completion of the most important modernization works of Santiago Bernabéu. The stadium will change beyond recognition, and the total investment will probably amount to € 570 million.