Lace Santiago Bernabéu works They are still unstoppable on all four sides to complete Florentino Pérez’s most ambitious project as soon as possible. Hundreds of workers work tirelessly to ensure that the new White Coliseum be ready for summer 2022, the objective set by both the team and the construction company that carries out the works, FCC.
It will be the jewel in the crown of Real Madrid and the great legacy of Florentino Pérez, who wants to make the new Bernabéu a constant business center in which football is not the only protagonist. Both the president and his board of directors maintain the plans advanced by MARCA in 2020 and they want that sports and entertainment activities around 300 days a year, for the 35 in which it was occupied before the beginning of the works.
Among the activities that the white team wants to take to the new venue is basketball, which would change the WiZink Center (where it has been playing for a decade before a capacity of 15,000 spectators) for the new Bernabéu, taking advantage of the functionality that the new Madrid stadium will have. After the works in the stadium, the enclosure will be able to divide up and one of the objectives to do so is so that it becomes the home of white basketball.
How is it possible to convert a soccer stadium into a basketball court? The first and foremost thing is to preserve the grass, something that will be achieved with the innovative system in which the Madrid tapestry is going to become. From there, The panels that will be placed will make it possible to put the parquet that basketball needs on them., in addition to the famous retractable roof, which will turn the stadium into a closed enclosure. The stands of the Santiago Bernabéu can also be divided, so that fans do not get lost in the immensity of the stadium compared to a standard pavilion.
The objective of Real Madrid with this movement is clear: get the maximum possible profitability from the new stadium. And for this he needs to go beyond the matches of the first team in the football section. A model in the purest American style and that could also host American football games, ice hockey or a stage for concerts or shows of all kinds.
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