If you are planning a trip to Madrid to see Real Madrid, you will find everything you need to know here about where to go to get hold of Real Madrid tickets. Read on to find out how to buy Real Madrid tickets, where to buy them, and how much they cost.
First you need to understand about the seating plans and how the stadium is laid out.
Real Madrid play in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, which has the capacity to seat 80,000 spectators. The address of the stadium is: Concha Espina 1. You can get to it by taking the metro.
Metro: Santiago Bernabéu (Dark Blue Line, L10)
When you exit the metro the stadium is right in front of you.
The seating in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium is divided as follows:
Category 1: Low/middle sides
Category 2: High sides
Category 3: Low/middle goals
Category 4: High goals
This meaning that category 1 and category 3 are closest to pitch level.
You can also buy the tickets directly from Real Madrid through the webpage.
Real Madrid tickets from the official Real Madrid website.
Usually you'll find the next couple of matches detailed, and you'll have the option to reserve tickets. This section of the website is in Spanish. Look for 'venta' which means 'sales'. Some match tickets can only be reserved by members. To collect your tickets, go to the first floor of the commercial centre in the corner of the Real Madrid stadium, between 10:00 - 19:30 Monday - Saturday and 10:30 - 18:30 Sunday and Holidays, except match days. To pick up pre-booked tickets on match days, you need to go to the ticket office at the stadium.
Real Madrid tickets can also be purchased directly from the Santiago Bernabéu stadium from box office 44. As you approach the stadium, you will see the windows for the box offices. Each one is numbered. Box office 44 is in torre (tower) A, and tickets for each Saturday's game are on sale the day before (Friday) from 15:00 - 20:30.
Kick off time is confirmed the Monday prior to the game, so check the website to make sure the date and time of the game hasn't been moved.
There is a number to call to buy tickets with your credit card.
Tel: +34 90 232 4324
Ask for an English speaking operator. Although this line is often engaged due to the high demand for tickets.
The bank La Caixa, also sells tickets.
Find the nearest La Caixa branch in Spain.
It is advisable to buy tickets no later than 2 weeks before the game, or they may be sold out. To see Real Madrid's game schedule you can visit their website.
Look up the next Real Madrid match.
Tickets are sold in order of priority, first going to season ticket holders, then club members, and then holders of the 'Carnet Madridista', which is a fanclub card that you have to pay for.
The Fanclub card (Carnet Madridista) is available through the Real Madrid website for €40.00 a year. You can get signed photos of club members, and updates about what the team are doing. Plus entries into competitions, and the chance to win a weekend in Madrid.
Real Madrid Ticket Prices
The price of tickets varies wildly depending on location, availability and who they are playing. The information booth at the stadium informed me that the cheapest tickets are available from €30.00. However, for big games, for example, against Barcelona, and the best seats, prices can soar up to €700.00 if bought through an agent. Directly through Real Madrid, the maximum price for tickets is much less. Expect to pay about €95.00, although it does depend on the game.
There are unofficial ticket touts selling tickets around the entrance on match days, but many of the tickets are fake. It is not advisable to risk buying these tickets, as they won't be cheap, and checks are run frequently by officials at the stadium, to ensure that all Real Madrid tickets are; Real.