Having visited magnificent Madrid and all its cultural charm, one landmark that stands out is the football mecca of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu – home to the successful local Real Madrid football club. One of the world’s most valuable sporting clubs (and probably rolling in as much money as it pays its players), they have recently released redevelopment proposals for the stadium to be completed by 2020.
Its futuristic design of the stadium wrapped by a large LED exterior will showcase video footage of the clubs sucesses, while inside will play host to a retail precinct and mixed use premises. Complete with a seamless retractable roof, the stadium is certainly ambitious emough to put forward such a plan in light of the economic situation in Spain currently. The project already faces an immediate challenge with legal matters, so whether this project comes to light will yet to be seen.