New Footage Shows How Spectacular Real Madrid's €525 Million Bernabeu Transformation Will Be
Real Madrid have released brand new footage showing what their Santiago Bernabeu 21st century upgrade will look like.
Plans were actually revealed many moons ago all the way back in 2014 but things didn't quite get off the ground straight away.
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However, Spanish outlet MARCA recently reported that Los Blancos were very close to getting the project it signed, sealed and delivered - and receiving the final bit of approval from key shareholders.
The all-clear has been granted at an annual assembly and Real have posted a stunning video on their official YouTube channel, giving fans a preview of what the renovation will look like once complete.
With cross-city neighbours Atletico Madrid moving into their brand new spanking stadium not too long ago, Real are desperate to transform the 70-year old stadium and give it a new lease of life.
I've had the pleasure of watching a game at what will now be know as 'the old Santiago Bernabéu', and I'm pretty sceptical about Real Madrid changing such an iconic venue, but these concep designs for the remodelling are stunning! pic.twitter.com/0piuEKkqkc
- Ben (@ben_crtrUCLan) September 17, 2018
A removable roof, a metallic silver skin that will enable to the stadium to well and truly shine in the scorching sun, and private boxes are some of the high-profile adjustments in place.
But the most impressive feature will be the 360-degree video screen, which will provide a real glimpse into the future of stadia.
The 13-time European champions are also planning on getting rid of the car park outside the ground in order to design an area where fans can socialise prior to game, while there will also be new shopping facilities around the complex.
It's a big and expensive project that looks likely to set the club back €525 million euros but it feels like very much like a necessary investment.
Work will begin at the start of 2019 and it's slated to be complete half way into 2022. President Florentino Perez believes it will bring in €150 million euros per season and shared details of the project.
"It will be more modern, more secure," he said, as per Balls.ie.
"There are two objectives: improving comfort and accessibility for our fans and secondly, to obtain more income.
All locations will have new seats, new services, two new towers in Castellana will allow for better exiting, better access and the movement of fans will be more fluid.
"Technological advances and audiovisual media will be present throughout the stadium as well as a new screen.
"There will be 800 new locations for people with different disabilities and two new club stores, one in Castellana and the other in Padre Damian."
The iconic ground will remain at 81,000 capacity yet the all-new Bernabeu is going to have an entirely different feel to it. We're well onboard.