Spain: Update from Santiago Bernabeu construction

source:; author: Kuba Kowalski

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?


A skywalk as a landmark

Work on the construction of the new Bernabéu stadium is proceeding at a rapid pace. Activities are underway to prepare the roof structure, as well as to equip the new restaurant, which will be located in the northeast corner of the 360-degree terrace situated around the perimeter of the venue. This space is expected to become one of the most attractive and exclusive areas in the stadium, with a privileged view of the field and Madrid.

Located in the southeast corner of the new skywalk will be the UCO and UCI, that is, the Integral Control Unit and the Operational Control Unit. Progress on this project is progressing well and will become fully functional to take over the duties of the current units at the beginning of the new season on 2023/24. Lighting, elevators, escalators, retractable roof, water distribution, heating, and similar installations will be controlled from the Integral Control Unit (UCI) through the most sophisticated and modern remote management systems. The Operational Control Unit (UCO) will organize all aspects of stadium and fan security, inside and outside the facility.

Construction outside Bernabeu© Madrid1902

Works inside Bernabeu

Looking ahead to the summer, one of the most outstanding actions is the installation of screens that will be visible from anywhere in the stands. This solution will allow fans to enjoy high-quality images and content during matches and events taking place at the Bernabéu. The installation of the banner structure will take place quite quickly, and it won't be surprising if we see the results before the end of the current season.

That's not all, however, as new seats in the club's chosen color, navy blue, are also being installed in some sectors of the stands. These new seats chosen by the club will bring a touch of modernity and elegance to the stadium, in addition to greater comfort for fans. The color, although it appears lighter in photos, is actually dark blue and looks great in combination with the gray corridors. The change of all the chairs will be placed gradually after the completion of works that could damage the new seats.

Construction inside Bernabeu© Madrid1902

New media center

It will be a completely renovated and modern space that will be equipped with the latest technology so that the media can do their work efficiently and comfortably during the matches. The new press space will have more than 250 press stands, radio booths and televisions for journalists covering sports events. In addition, it will have all the conveniences and amenities one would expect from a world-class stadium, including a lounge area with a restaurant zone so that journalists can stay in an open and comfortable atmosphere.

While the previous press stand was located on level 4-5, the new stand will be located on level 10, allowing a wide and privileged view of the playing field and the entire stadium. It will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as screens and audio systems, so journalists will be able to follow the game in detail and have all the information they need at their fingertips.

Construction inside Bernabeu© Madrid1902