Inside Real Madrid's stunning new Bernabeu during £500m revamp… which will actually REDUCE capacity by one

REAL MADRID are accelerating the refurbishment of their famous Bernabeu home with new footage showing the immense undertaking.

A video released on the club's YouTube channel shows the historic venue being worked on over the winter.

The roof has been completely removed with the foundations of its retractable replacement being constructed.

A vast wraparound of the Bernabeu is being created to fit in with the new roof, the first signs of which are now on display.

Attached to the underside of the new roof will be a new vantage point overlooking Madrid for the public to enjoy year round, as well as hosting VIP guests on matchdays.

Access towers around the ground to reach the top tiers were one of the first new features built in the revamp.

A chunk of the East Stand is currently missing to accommodate for work also going on underneath the stadium.

A vast system of tunnels features in the designs, to allow supply trucks and vehicles to enter the stadium.


The pitch is also subject to a refurbishment with a 30-metre cave to be built below ground next summer as part of an ambitious plan.

Real want to be able to swap out the football surface for something more suiting to non-sporting events, such as music concerts, via a vertical system.

During the work, Zinedine Zidane's side have retreated to their Valdebebas training ground for matches behind closed doors.

The coronavirus pandemic has slightly sped up the construction phase with a completion target of summer 2022 being eyed.

Madrid daily Marca outline how the LaLiga giants want to grow their matchday revenue by around £130million-a-year thanks to the revamp.

However, Real will have to do without the income of one matchday ticket with the capacity reduced by a single seat when the work is completed.

Those inside the ground will be able to keep an eye on the clock via a new 360-degree scoreboard.

In total, the refurbishment is expected to cost around £500m.

Plans for a hotel were stamped out earlier in the design with pedestrian areas around the stadium also being redesigned.

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