Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||€ 570 mln|
|Construction||05/2019 - 12/2022|
|Design||GMP Architekten, L35 Arquitectos, Ribas&Ribas|
|Design time||2013 / 2016|
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu – design 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.
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: Bernabéu in 2023 fully multifunctional
Real Madrid's stadium closed to the public on March 1, 2020. The reason was to enable an efficient thorough reconstruction. One and a half years remain until the end of the work, but the initial effects can already be admired.
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.
2030 World Cup: Spain and Portugal confirm aspirations
On Friday they met for a friendly game. No goals were scored on the field but the greater goal was confirming the readiness to host the 2030 World Cup in Spain and Portugal.
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.
European Super League: What could change stadium-wise?
Earthquake of historic proportions or a failed attempt at secession? Europe’s top club are attempting to flee UEFA’s supervision and no longer share revenue from international games. Their gain could come at a massive price for others.
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.
Madrid: Problematic schedule of Bernabéu revamp
It was hoped that reconstruction of the stadium would not impact overall match schedule and yet exactly that is happening after just days of actual works. Real is asking to extend its hiatus from Bernabéu until September.
Madrid: Real selects contractor, works to begin
With just one game left to play before the summer break, Real Madrid announced FCC Construcción as preferred bidder. Works will last 43 months, should begin within days.
Madrid: Bernabéu revamp to begin after La Liga
The roof will disappear after current season, while all of the reconstruction should take 4 years. The outcome should become one of Europe's best stadiums, delivering an extra €150 million in Real Madrid's revenue.
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.