Real Madrid has given fans a glimpse of the new pitch removal and storage system that will turn the Santiago Bernabéu stadium into a multi-use arena.
A new video released by the LaLiga giants shows rendered footage of the new system that is being installed as part of an €800m revamp.
The removal pitch means Real’s famous stadium will be fit to host a number of events in the future, including concerts, basketball matches, American football matches and tennis matches.
The pitch is stored in a 30m cave under the stand on the side of the Paseo de la Casetallana. The idea at the Bernabeu is to create a system of rails on which seven or eight plates of about 10 metres in width will circulate and be stored in the below-ground cave, one on top of the other.
The stadium, which first opened in 1947, will also feature a fixed and retractable roof and steel surround skin that will be capable of projecting imagery and illuminating the venue. While the stadium’s capacity will remain at 81,000, it will be 10m higher due to the installation of the roof system.