Real Madrid could be set to play their remaining games of the season at a 6,000 capacity stadium.
Los Blancos are looking into the possibility of moving into the Alfredo di Stefano stadium – where the club’s Castilla outfit play their home games, as the club look to make significant developments to the iconic Santiago Bernabeu.
With La Liga fixtures being played behind closed doors if and when football returns, Madrid see it as a perfect opportunity to work on the Bernabeu’s expansion right through to September.
According to MARCA, there was a 10-day break in regards to the building work but last week things progressed with the roof of the two floors of the stadium being removed.
COPE: LaLiga authorizes Real Madrid, if requested, to play their matches at Di Stefano stadium if the resumption on the league happens behind closed doors. There would be fewer cameras for the broadcast than the Bernabeu, but it is possible.
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This stadium was opened in 2006. Its pitch dimensions are exactly the same as the Bernabeu and the decision on whether Real can make a temporary move is now with the authorities in La Liga.
Meanwhile, the capacity of Real Madrid’s new stadium will be reduced by ONE to 80,242 – with the expansion bringing the total space over 66,000 square metres.
It has already been reported that shops, restaurants and a hotel will be added in the newly renovated Santiago Bernabeu, with Real hopeful of completing the project by 2022.