Real Madrid Could Leave The Bernabeu And Move To 6,000-Seater Stadium
Real Madrid could be set to play their remaining games of the season at a 6,000 capacity stadium.
Los Blancos are looking at moving to the Alfredo di Stefano stadium - where the club's Castilla outfit play their home games - as they look to make significant developments to the iconic Santiago Bernabeu.
With La Liga fixtures being played behind closed doors once football returns, Real see it as a perfect opportunity to get ahead of themselves with work on the expansion right through to September.
According to MARCA, there was a 10-day break in regards to the building work but last week things progressed with the roof of the two floors of the stadium being removed.
The secondary Los Blancos stadium was opened in 2006 and is based part of the club's state-of-the-art training complex. Its pitch dimensions are exactly the same as the Bernabeu and the decision on whether Real can make a temporary move is now with those high up in La Liga.
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In regards to the Bernabeu, the focus is on updating the dated design and giving it a new lease of life.
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 for the 73-year old stadium.
The capacity of the stadium will be reduced by ONE to 80,242 - with the expansion bringing the total space over 66,000 square metres.
It's been reported that shops, restaurants and a hotel will be added, with Real hopeful of completing the project by 2022.
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