Reconstruction works are underway in the main arena of the Royal Club. Zidane’s team will play the remaining matches of the season at Alfredo Di Stefano.
Real Madrid will no longer play the remaining matches of the 2019/20 football season at the Santiago Bernabeu. So, Zinedine Zidane’s team will temporarily transfer to Alfredo Di Stefano. It is located on the territory of the “Royal Club” training complex. The Madrid reserve team, Castilla is currently using Di Stefano.
“We have decided to hold the remaining home games at the Alfredo Di Stefano Arena. This will allow the club to do a significant part of the work at the Santiago Bernabeu,” said Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid.
The Santiago Bernabeu was built in 1947 and was initially named Nuevo Chamartin. Since then, the stadium has been reconstructed several times: in 1954, 1982 and 2001.
Real Madrid are currently rebuilding the Santiago Bernabeu and will not stop work despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
Seats in the arena will be slightly reduced
It is planned to spend up to 570 million euros on the renovation of the Real Stadium. This amount also includes the installation of a video screen that will move 360 degrees. Reconstruction also envisages making a rolling roof. At the same time, the seats in the arena will be slightly reduced to 80,242 seats. October 2022 has been named as the official date for the completion of the reconstruction.
The remaining 11 rounds of the Spanish Championship are to be played without spectators, and the restart of the tournament is scheduled for June 11. Real Madrid, who have 56 points after 27 rounds and are only behind leaders Barcelona (58) in the tournament table, will host Eibar on June 14.