Real Madrid reveal latest footage from their £500m redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu as they install two giant structures that will help form the stunning new retractable roof while they’re away
- Real Madrid began reconstructing their Bernabeu home earlier this year
- The redevelopment of the 73-year-old stadium will cost the club £500m
- Footage showed the first stages of the stunning retractable roof being fitted
- Madrid’s £500m project is not expected to be completed until 2022
Real Madrid have released stunning new footage of work on their £500million redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu.
The LaLiga giants began remodelling the Bernabeu – which has been their home for 73 years – earlier this year and evidence of the ground’s facelift is already present.
A giant metal structure consisting of two trusses or fastened beams that run from east to west have been erected as part of the roof construction and will rest on the two new towers on the Castellana.
Real Madrid are installing a new retractable roof as part of redevelopment of the Bernabeu
The club released footage showing the process of constructing the new retractable roof
New footage released by Madrid on their Twitter page showed the long process taken just to get the first few beams in place.
Real Madrid are currently playing all their home games at the Alfredo Di Stefano – where their reserve side play – while the huge renovation project continues.
The Bernabeu will also get a revamped facade to modernize its appearance and have a 360-degree video screen and a new seating section.
Plans to refurbish private boxes are also well underway.
Work was initially due to be done over the off-season, but those plans were altered because of the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic.
Madrid’s 73-year-old home will have a new-look from the sky when the roof is closed
The end product will eventually see Real Madrid able to shut out the elements during matches
The full redevelopment is not expected to be completed for another 18-24 months with an original completion date set for October 2022.
‘We are facing one of the great projects of the future for Real Madrid, and, of course, it will be also for the city of Madrid,’ club president Florentino Pérez said back in April when the plans were unveiled.
‘The new Santiago Bernabeu stadium will entail an important improvement for the club, but also for its surroundings.
‘The new stadium will allow us to keep growing. It will allow Real Madrid to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult scenario in international football.’