The new Santiago Bernabéu will be completed in 2027 with a renovated metro station allowing access to the stadium, financed by the Community of Madrid. According to El Confidencial, Ayuso will allocate 68 million euros of public funds to triple the area of this stop with works that will last three years.
The Ministry of Transport plans to put the construction contract out to tender in the next few days and hopes to start work in early 2024. Once the renovation is completed, Santiago Bernabéu Station will be expanded from the current 4,843 square meters to 12,481. In addition, twelve new elevators and 24 escalators will be installed.
As Florentino Pérez and Isabel Díaz Ayuso announced a little less than a year ago, the interior of the station will be themed with motifs from the Madrid club. According to the presented draft The walls of the public station will be decorated with the coat of arms, historical photos, including of players and slogans such as “Hala Madrid”, “Vamos Real”. or “Hello Northrend”. It is worth remembering that this metro station on line 10 changed its name in 1998, changing from Lima to Santiago Bernabéu.
In addition, the reform will be completed the construction of two public car parks near the Merengue Stadiumhanded over by the capital’s city council to Real Madrid to manage it for the next 40 years.
The Ayuso government is not hiding, acknowledging that “the new design will allow it to respond more effectively to the influx of travelers, which is particularly high on match days and is expected to increase following the redesign.” “in a reference for the organization of cultural, leisure and entertainment events in the capital and in Europe”.