Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
|Category||Design awaiting implementation|
|Cost||€ 525 mln|
|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: Debt increase secured, revamp to begin
Real's socios have spoken this past weekend and their answer is an overwhelming “yes”. Yes to the club's plan of increasing debt to €575 million in order to finance reconstruction of Bernabeu. It's bound to begin early into 2019.
Madrid: Real makes another step towards new Bernabéu
Real Madrid has achieved an important step on Thursday morning for its plans to reform its Santiago Bernabéu, located near the Castellana, in the financial heart of the capital.
Madrid: Another green light for Real, one left
Sustainable development committee approved the plan of revamping Bernabeu. If the city council approves it (and it will!), reconstruction may begin already this summer.
Madrid: Special plan approved for Bernabéu
The city boasts about improving the stadium’s surroundings for Madrid citizens, conveniently avoiding what’s good about the plan for Real. Still, both sides might call this a win.
Madrid: Real present downsized Bernabéu revamp
No capacity increase, no hotel, no shopping center or extra parking. And yet the budget is almost unchanged, a whopping €400 million for reconstruction of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Madrid: Finally, compromise around the corner for Bernabéu?
And literally around the corner, because the planned hotel and shopping center could be moved from the west to south-east part of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu.
Madrid: Smaller Bernabéu easier to swallow?
Real Madrid’s stadium expansion plans have been stalled for almost two years. President Florentino Perez is thus working to amend them and make it through the bureaucratic process. AS report.
Madrid: Another blow for Bernabéu revamp
Three strikes and it’s out. Or so it seems for Real Madrid, whose plan to expand Santiago Bernabéu was again met with denial. The city is open to other proposals “as long as they’re in public interest”.
Madrid: Real’s project again at risk
Real Madrid’s €420m plans to redevelop the Bernabéu have been dealt a major blow after the city’s supreme court of justice ruled that work on the project should be halted with immediate effect.
Madrid: A superstadium for Real in the suburbs?
It could hold up to 100,000 people and cost a smashing €1.2 billion, nearly four times the price of revamped Bernabeu. But the superstadium isn’t Real’s first choice, only a ‘Plan B’.
Madrid: €500 million for “Abu Dhabi Bernabeu”?
The Emirates’ royal family is reportedly interested in naming rights for Santiago Bernabeu. The deal could be worth up to €500 million over two decades. That’s enough to revamp the stadium.
Madrid: Court halts Bernabeu redevelopment
The Supreme Court of Madrid stopped zoning changes that would allow Real Madrid’s stadium to grow commercially. However, it’s not clear whether this decision will delay the project.
Madrid: Coca-Cola to get Bernabéu naming rights?
After revelations about Microsoft, now it's time for Coca-Cola to be named as potential sponsor for Real Madrid's revamped stadium. Supposedly the deal might be worth a stunning €80 million per year!
Madrid: Microsoft to buy naming rights?
It’s barely been a few days since it was officially confirmed that Real will be looking for a partner and we already have Microsoft indicated as supposed sponsor. El Confidencial reports that talks are at an early stage, but partnership is likely.
Madrid: Winning project to be known soon
It's been a very long wait for Real Madrid supporters, but indications say it may soon come to a happy end. President Florentino Perez assured decision is to be made soon.
Madrid: Real to sell naming rights?
This would require the socios’ approval, but isn’t impossible. The main aim is to maximize profits and finance the major revamp of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. So Emirates Santiago Bernabéu, perhaps?
Madrid: This is Real’s future?
Although we’re still weeks away from official announcements, Spanish ‘El Confidencial’ claims to have leaks confirming the final design of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. The supposed winner is GMP Architekten from Germany.
Madrid: Real’s plans hanging by a thread?
In October Real presented four finalists for future Bernabeu redevelopment. Best architects, stunning ideas and… nothing happened. Instead of a final selection the project is on hold, while local community and environmentalists attempt to sink it. Report by AS.
Madrid: Bernabéu to become third largest stadium?
Spain’s leading newspaper Marca suggests that Real Madrid’s stadium will be smaller than only two other football venues worldwide, as soon as expansion ends. This seems a bit selective, if not untrue at all, though…
Madrid: Real gets Green light for Bernabéu revamp
Municipal authorities have amended their General Plan for Urban Development to allow the stadium grow higher and wider. In return Real will give extra land for public use. But which design will they choose for their stadium overhaul?