Real Madrid won 1-0 against Liverpool in the second leg to win tickets to the Champions League quarter-finals with a total score of 6-2. At the end of the game, Real played “You’ll Never Walk Alone” over the loudspeaker as the Liverpool players clapped their hands to thank the 1,800 fans who had followed them to Spain to watch the match.
Real Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium can hold 81,000 fans. But in this match, there was an area where no fans showed up. However, it is not because of the failure to sell seats or because of UEFA regulations.
The fact is that Real are renovating the Bernabeu stadium, which has been their home ground since 1947. This team played at the 6,000-capacity Alfredo Di Stefano stadium during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
They have returned to the main stadium after more than a year of absence. But the new Bernabeu stadium is not really complete yet. There are still a few items in the process of being repaired.
One of these is the “underground greenhouse” system. This means that in the future, the Bernabeu stadium can be used for a range of events such as concerts and sports such as tennis, basketball and rugby without affecting the playing field. stone. This technology is being used at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The current capacity of the Bernabeu stadium is 81,000 people, but after upgrading it will be able to accommodate about 85,000 people. In addition, there are additional retractable roofs, video scoreboards and new VIP rooms.
It is expected that the work of remodeling the Bernabeu stadium will be completed in September or October this year.