Bernabeu renovation approved

Real Madrid have been given a boost in their reconstruction plans for the Santiago Bernabeu’s makeover after a further meeting.

Madrid’s Commission for Sustainable Urban Development gave the €400m project the green light with the city’s council expected to rubber stamp the proposals before the end of the month.

First presented in 2014 and facing numerous opposition and stumbling blocks, the amended proposal from the club will have a retractable roof and a new exterior design while a meeting place for fans is also set to be established with the demolition of a car park.

President Florentino Perez is also keen for a luxury hotel and shopping centre to be included in the facility, but it is not yet clear if this will be the case.

If everything goes to plan, the project is set to be completed in 2019 although the club have stressed no work will be carried out during the season.

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