Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
|Target capacity||80 242|
|Capacity before works||81 044|
|Clubs||Real Madrid CF|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Design||GMP Architekten, L35 Arquitectos, Ribas&Ribas|
|Design time||2013 / 2016|
Description: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
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.
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.