Real Madrid to begin stadium renovations after 2018-19 season

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has revealed the club will begin long-discussed renovations to the Santiago Bernabéu at the end of the current season. The plans are in the final stages of formal approval.

Improvements include a 360-degree video screen, retractable roof and changes to the facade that surrounds the complex. The estimated cost is about €500m ($560m).

“The plan has been approved,” Perez said. “That’s why I want you to know that next week, we will sign the final contract and during the month of April we will begin allocating the projects with the aim of starting as soon as possible when this season finishes.”

The work will take three to four years but will not interfere with the team’s use of the stadium.

Most recent

Tom Hill, chief commercial officer, World Rugby speaks exclusively to SportBusiness about the commercial programme for the 2019 World Cup in Japan

Browning has marred thousands of once-valuable autographed baseballs, with the precise cause of the damage still unknown. Dennis Tuttle examines the impact on the baseball collectibles market

Dead since 1995, the revered Hall of Famer still commands a lofty position among baseball memorabilia collectors

Callum McCarthy looks at the various ways in which lesser-known European host cities are benefiting from staging a variety of international esports competitions.