Real Madrid release amazing time-lapse footage of Bernabeu construction work as retractable roof is added

REAL MADRID have fast-forwarded their futuristic £700million Bernabeu rebuild with spellbinding time-lapse footage of its progress.

The Spanish giants showed the past, present and spectacular future of their famous stadium as it transforms, showing off its retractable roof for the whole pitch and fixed roofing covering every seat.

The revamp also includes a 360-degree screen, hotel, five-storey underground car park, shopping centre and extra restaurants.

Marca say Real hope to fully re-open the ground between September 2022 and January 2023, retaining its 81,000-seat capacity despite all the new features.

For the 2020-21 season they played at their reserve side's 6,000-capacity Estadio Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

But Bernabeu chiefs were eager to let fans see the progress made on what will be one of the world's elite sports venues.

They posted a 108-second clip on Twitter to show the changes so far, plus an artist's impression with how it all should look in a year's time.

The plan for a new hotel include some rooms with a view of the pitch.

Most of the work has coincided with the coronavirus pandemic.


But as fiercely as the lockdown and social restrictions have hit the world, for Real it has at least averted issues with housing fans during the redevelopment work around the Bernabeu.

Marca suggest more than 700 people have been working on the stadium.

And it's even claimed some parts of the ground could be ready for fans when the Spanish government eases curbs on crowds.

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