Real Madrid to splash N17b on Santiago Bernabeu remodelling

La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 09/05/2018

Real Madrid Florentino Perez has confirmed that the overall cost currently set for the next phase of the club's Santiago Bernabeu ground remodelling project is set at €400m.

The remodelling which is expected to be completed by 2022 involves a retractable roof that will completely change the exterior of the 71-year-old venue, adding 12 metres to it in height and a luxury hotel.

"The works are very complicated, we have completed the urbanisation and parceling phases, now we have the execution project which takes a long time." Perez told ACS Group's shareholders meeting on Tuesday as reported by MARCA

Madrid City Council have already given their green light to the demolition of the two circular towers situated on the west side of the stadium, which will affect around 82,000 square metres of space.

Once completed, there will also be a 12,003 square metre park public park area situated on the Paseo de la Castellana side of the Bernabeu with a 32,269 square metre space set to be taken up by the remodelling of the stadium itself.

Marca also reports that Perez is the chairman and CEO of the Spanish civil engineering company and thus they won't be involved in the project under club rules that board members' businesses do not participate in matters associated with Los Blancos.