Real Madrid have published plans for a stunning new redesign of Santiago Bernabeu that will combine the history of the stadium with modern expertise.
The Bernabeu, as it stands today, hasn’t been touched since its most recent renovation in 2001.
But club president Florentino Perez has announced new plans for a redesign that will be ‘more modern, more secure’.
Along with the upgrades, which includes two new towers and a screen that will be visible to all fans, there is also scope for a sponsor to purchase the naming rights for the stadium.
‘Our plan was approved for the stadium in May 2017 and it is definitive which gives us free rein over the construction,’ Perez reporters on Sunday.
‘We now have to tender the works and approve the financing proposal.
‘We hope that work can start at the beginning of next year and it is estimated that it will take three-and-a-half years to complete.
‘The cost was to be 400 million euros (£360m) but the modification of the project to comply with new obligations from the Madrid Court of Justice ruling has led to an increase to 525 (£472m) million euros.’