Real Madrid unveils four-year Santiago Bernabéu refurbishment plans
Real Madrid presented their four-year remodelling plans for Santiago Bernabéu at an event held in the stadium earlier this week, led by club President, Florentino Pérez.
Held in the stadium’s presidential box, Pérez was joined by the mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, as well as Honorary Club President, Paco Gento, and a wide representation of the club’s Board of Directors, among others.
Pérez unveiled computerised images of the redevelopment and advised the gathered dignitaries and media that he believes the project will create additional revenue streams of up to €150m per annum, which he said will allow the LaLiga club to remain competitive in an increasingly competitive market.
Real Madrid President, Florentino Pérez, outlined how Santiago Bernabéu is set to undergo a major €450m facelift, which will ensure it continues to be a global benchmark within the worlds of sport and architecture:
The new stadium will continue to be the setting that generates the emotions which will leave their mark on Real Madrid’s future. It’ll be the best stadium in the world in which to see us once again recognised at the end of the century as the best club of the 21st century. It’ll offer a new stadium, heritage and be a new source of pride for our members and fans.
This event is the definitive start of the countdown to launch an authentic architectural innovation in our stadium. A Santiago Bernabéu stadium that will become a great avant-garde and universal icon. Located in the heart of Madrid, it will be the best stadium in the world. 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.Our future naturally involves a new Santiago Bernabéu stadium, a reference of the 21st century. A modern, avant-garde stadium, with maximum comfort and safety, with state-of-the-art technology, where fans can experience unique sensations and also be a new and important source of income for the club.This great project will become a key piece for the Real Madrid of the future, but also for the city of Madrid. And it will be because the new Santiago Bernabéu stadium, located in the heart of Madrid, will be the best stadium in the world. More modern, more comfortable, safer and designed for entertainment, with new areas of leisure and catering and where the most advanced technology will be key for fans to live new experiences.
A new stadium that will allow us to continue growing and that will be financed with the new revenues that the remodelling will generate. The new Santiago Bernabéu stadium will entail an important improvement for the club, but also for its surroundings. And it will allow Real Madrid to remain competitive in an increasingly difficult international football setting.Shortly, the first moves will begin, that will also serve to improve the entire urban environment, with a large square on the Castellana of more than 20,000sqm and another of 5,500sqm on the corner of Padre Damián. In addition, Rafael Salgado Street will become a pedestrian street and the whole environment will be improved in an operation that will extend over 66,000sqm.
This is a great opportunity to also turn our stadium into a great technological platform that serves to relate to our fans and star in a digital transformation. We will have a spectacular 360-degree video scoreboard that will be one of the emblematic elements of the new Santiago Bernabéu stadium. We want, in short, to be the great digital stadium of the future.
The new stadium will present an immersive and avant-garde image thanks to a skin of steel bands and variable lines that will allow to illuminate and project images. A project that includes a fixed and retractable roof over the playing field and that will allow all locations to be protected.