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Video: Inside the futuristic plans Real Madrid have in store for Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment

Video: Inside the futuristic plans Real Madrid have in store for Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment

Santiago Bernabeu to be thrust into the future

Real Madrid has lifted the lid on what the future has in store for their beloved Santiago Bernabeu after the club unveiled a video showing how the famous ground in the Spanish capital is set to be redeveloped into the world’s premier sporting destination.

Video: Inside the futuristic plans Real Madrid have in store for Santiago Bernabeu redevelopment

MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 31: A Real madrid flag flutters displayed at a merchandaising stall at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outdoors before the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol on January 31, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

In a 4-minute video clip posted by the club’s official Twitter account, some of the main features of the redeveloped Madrid ground took center stage while the club also dropped hints around event plans that could be in the pipeline.

https://twitter.com/realmadriden/status/1456290142080045056?s=20

During the video, clues pointing to NBA, NFL, and Pro tennis events taking place at the ground were clearly visible around the 1:50 mark, while plans to allow for the stadium to be used as a convention center as well as a concert venue were also made clear.

But the star attraction of the redevelopment for the home of Real Madrid is unquestionably the futuristic pitch removal and storage system.

A retractable football pitch is not something new, with many grounds around the globe having access to the implementation to remove their playing surface, but Madrid took it one step further with their plans to develop a system that stores fabricated sections of the pitch underneath the stadium with a system that not only allows for them to be raised and lowered but also appropriately maintained simultaneously.

Truthfully, it is an ingenious design that could well pave the way for other renovated or newly-built stadia around the world to push for a similar setup, one that bitter rivals Barcelona do not feature in their own plans for the redevelopment of the Camp Nou.


This article was edited by Josh Barker.