Real make a ‘pitch’ for retractable pitch



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The Spanish professional football club Real Madrid CF (Spain) has released another impressive video of how their renovated residence Estadio Santiago Bernabéu will look like to demonstrate how the new retractable pitch system works.

The ‘Marca’ stated that the impressive system of lawn maintenance transforms Real Madrid’s ground into an architectural jewel, as grass can be stored in a system of state-of-the-art trays that protect the pitch, while an artificial turf is placed in the stadium to offer the Bernabéu the opportunity to host other sporting events, congresses and concerts.

Real Madrid is a Spanish professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. Founded on March 6th, 1902 as Madrid Football Club, the club has traditionally worn a white home kit since inception.

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. With a current seating capacity of 81,044, it has been the home stadium of Real Madrid since its completion in 1947. It is the second-largest stadium in Spain and third-largest home to a top-flight European club after the 99,354-capacity Camp Nou in Barcelona (Spain) and the 81,365-capacity Westfalenstadion in Dortmund, Germany.

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is undergoing total transformation – complete spruce-up, a state-of-the-art look has been lent by adding a futuristic façade, retractable roof and premium facilities.

The ‘Marca’ further stated that each of the trays where the grass is placed is stored one on top of the other inside a garage that is 35 meters deep.

This storage space includes ventilation, air conditioning, irrigation system, maintenance side walkways, LED lighting, control cameras, and ultraviolet light therapy to maintain the pitch.

Meanwhile, the video also shows how Real Madrid will exploit the pitch when there are no matches through images of events and congresses.

Bars inside the stadium will operate before, during and after the game, with those in attendance being offered the possibility to order food or drinks from their seat through an app.

The stadium will have five restaurants overlooking the field of play, which will be in service every week, including matchdays, while it will also have a spectacular Sky Bar, halfway between a restaurant and a cocktail bar.

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