Real Madrid Stadium
This page will give you a feel for what it's like to visit the Real Madrid Stadium. You will find out about the guided tour that takes you behind the scenes at the club. In additions we have included directions to the stadium. You will also find a comprehensive history of the Real Madrid stadium. So let's take a visit to Real Madrid Stadium.
How To Travel To The Real Madrid Stadium
The official name of the Real Madrid stadium is Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. It's easy to find, just take the metro.
Metro: Santiago Bernabéu (Dark Blue Line, L10)
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When you get off the metro, or the bus, you can't miss the stadium. Inside there is capacity for 80,000 spectators, and the pitch measures 106 x 70 metres. There are eight lifts that take you to the upper stand, where you'll find that the panoramic view of the stadium is breathtaking.
You can take a tour of the stadium. You can either just turn up and make your own way round, following the arrows. You will be given a guide book in Spanish and English. Or, if you have a large group of around 20 people, you can book a guided tour in advance.
For more information about the tour call Tel: +34 91 398 4370.
Real Madrid Stadium History
The Real Madrid stadium was inaugurated on December 14 1947. Previously to this Real Madrid played at Viejo Chamartín. The Santiago Bernabéu stadium has undergone several renovations over the years, which have resulted in it looking stylish today.
Works were carried out in 1954, 1982, 1993 and 2003. The final part of the renovations was to put in place a new cover for the Padre Damián side.
The first match ever played there was Real Madrid vs OS Belenenses (the Portuguese Club) on December 14th 1947.
Santiago Bernabéu was the man with the vision to create the stadium. Hence it is named after him, as at the time of its construction, the Real Madrid stadium was one of the best that there was.
The Real Madrid stadium has hosted several important events. These include the Final of the 2nd European Cup in 1957. There have been Commemorative Celebrations of Real Madrid's 75th anniversary; the Final of the World Championship was held there in 1982; and Pope John Paul 2nd held a gathering there in 1982.