BREAKING: Real Madrid To Dump Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Ahead Of Laliga Season Return
Real Madrid will not play any of their remaining La Liga home matches at the Santiago Bernabeu, Florentino Perez has confirmed.
The Spanish giant will instead play their games at their training venue, the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium at Valdebebas.
Perez confirmed the decision to finish the campaign away from the Bernabeu was made so renovations could be completed ahead of schedule.
“We have made the decision to play in the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in our Ciudad Real Madrid all the games in which we will play as the home team,” Perez wrote in a letter to Madrid’s supporters.
“This decision will allow us to advance in the works of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.”
The updated was due to be completed in the summer of 2022, but Perez’s decision may see the project finished ahead of schedule.
Some of the renovations on the stadium include the installation of a retractable roof.
While a removable pitch will be kept so the arena can be used for other events such as concerts.
La Liga is set to resume behind closed doors on June 11 after a three month break.
Real Madrid were forced into quarantine because one of their basketball club members tested positive for coronavirus.
A Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis will kick start the laliga season.
While Madrid’s first match back will be against Eibar at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on June 14.
Madrid will again be at home for their second match against Valencia on June 18.
The league will try to squeeze in its 11 remaining matchdays in only five weeks to complete the season.
Reigning champions Barcelona currently lead Madrid by two points in the La Liga title race.
Sevilla currently in third position with nine points adrift of the two giants.
Several league across Europe is set to resume, with the Bundesliga having returned on May 16.
England’s Premier League is targeting a return on June 17, while Italy’s Serie A is hoping to restart on June 20.
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