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Real Madrid have provided an update for their exciting new stadium development as the Spanish giants released footage of work being done in installing a state-of-the-art roof to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The gigantic rebuild began in June 2019 and the nature of the work has meant that Los Blancos have had to play their games at the 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, usually the arena for the reserve side, Real Madrid Castilla during 2020-21.

However, huge strides have been made in the monumental development to the club’s famous stadium and the Spanish club has flaunted the hard work being done at the ground in new footage posted on Twitter.

Real Madrid have released new footage of the progress of their stadium development

Real Madrid have released new footage of the progress of their stadium development

Real Madrid have released new footage of the progress of their stadium development 

Madrid shared a timelapse of the roof being installed alongside the caption: ‘What time is it? Time for a new stadium update!’

The 1 minute, 48 seconds clip ends with a artist’s impression of what the stadium will look like upon completion, a futuristic design which will put the venue among the very best in world football.

The project will include a fixed roof which covers every seat, as well as a retractable roof which covers the entire pitch, while it is also understood the current capacity of 81,000 will remain the same despite plenty of off-pitch additions.   

Work has been under way since June 2019 on the huge development to the famous stadium

Work has been under way since June 2019 on the huge development to the famous stadium

Work has been under way since June 2019 on the huge development to the famous stadium

And new footage has shown a time lapse of a retractable roof being installed on the stadium

And new footage has shown a time lapse of a retractable roof being installed on the stadium

And new footage has shown a time lapse of a retractable roof being installed on the stadium

700 construction workers are working on the development to Madrid's iconic ground

700 construction workers are working on the development to Madrid's iconic ground

700 construction workers are working on the development to Madrid’s iconic ground

The works will install a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, a five-storey underground car park, and new restaurants.

Moreover, there is set to be a hotel built, with some rooms offering a view of the Bernabeu pitch.

Although there has been visible progress in the ambitious project, Marca reports that the stadium development will not be fully completed until somewhere between September 2022 and January 2023. The absence of fans due to the Covid pandemic has undoubtedly sped up the process, however.

Work will not be complete until September 2022 at the latest with this futuristic look expected

Work will not be complete until September 2022 at the latest with this futuristic look expected

Work will not be complete until September 2022 at the latest with this futuristic look expected

The stadium will have a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, and a hotel at hand

The stadium will have a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, and a hotel at hand

The stadium will have a 360-degree screen, a shopping centre, and a hotel at hand

Madrid are expected to play their home games at the Bernabeu for the 2021-22 campaign

Madrid are expected to play their home games at the Bernabeu for the 2021-22 campaign

Madrid are expected to play their home games at the Bernabeu for the 2021-22 campaign

The Spanish outlet reports that more than 700 workers have been involved in the development of the stadium and there is hope that the stadium will be ready to welcome fans back when permitted by the Spanish authorities. 

Real Madrid are preparing to see their supporters back at the Bernabeu for the new season when Carlo Ancelotti returns to the Los Blancos hot seat, taking over from Zinedine Zidane following a poor season by the club’s lofty standards.

As well as the installation of the enormous roof, important steps are being taken for the return of fans including new parking facilities and the installation of new seating. 

Source: DailyMail Sports

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