Football NewsEstadio Santiago Bernabeu will open its doors
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When all goes according to plan, the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu will open its doors to Real Madrid fans in just two months, for the fourth round of LaLiga Santander on September 11-12.


There is still a lot of doubt

Real Madrid spent their first three games of the season far from home at that time – in Alaves, Levante and then Real Betis, but there are still many doubts about the first game back at home, including whether the fans will be able to attend or not and if they can, how many will be given access. Some of this will come to local health authorities and the state of affairs with the pandemic, but there is a lot of optimism that things will be better by then as even more of the population will be vaccinated.

On the other hand, however, questions about work. As long as it stands, it’s a long way from having a soccer field inside. Looking at the field as it is, it’s hard to imagine that within two months there will be a surface ready for elite professional football, but there is a real hunger to bring games back there for the first time since El Clasico on March 1, 2020.

While everything is under control. The work is progressing according to plan and there is no cause for concern. Work is also underway on structures that will open and close the retractable roof, one of the stadium’s other big features after the pitch. After all this, it is necessary to work on access points for the population, and current calculations indicate that in two months there can be from 30,000 to 50,000 at the stands.


Secret plan revealed

In May 2020, MARCA revealed Real Madrid’s secret plan to use the Bernabeu as a venue that can be open 365 days a year for all sorts of events. The removable deck is the key to this plan, but the club didn’t give too many details about it. As if it is clear that the stadium will either have a system that will protect the site, or one to hide it completely. It could be the first stadium in the world to have a removable platform that does not completely remove it from the stadium.