The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, and the mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, presented on Tuesday the reform of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, "the definitive countdown" for the Madrid stadium to become "an avant-garde and universal icon".
"This is a moment that we must remember because of its importance and that means the definitive start of the countdown for this architectural innovation that will convert the Santiago Bernabéu is an avant-garde and universal icon. This is one of the great projects of the future of Real Madrid and also for the city, "said Perez at the event held in the stadium's Palco de Honor.
For its part, Manuela Carmena celebrated that it has been bet "for the urbanism of the consensus" after the long way that the club was and warned that "the big clubs of Madrid have to have what they need in Madrid".
A cost of 525 million euros
The works, which Florentino Pérez hopes will be "started as soon as possible" once the season is over, would have a projected cost of 525 million and a duration of three and a half years.
The project of the new madridista stadium would essentially have a new 15 meter retractable cover, a new envelope around him, a 360º video marker and new lateral surfaces in Paseo de la Castellana and Padre Damián, in addition to modifying the urban environment with a new space in the Paseo de la Castellana, with a new large central square, the pedestrianization of Rafael Salgado street and a new square in the corner of Padre Damián street. Inside the enclosure would be created new dining and leisure spaces for the fans.