Saturday, February 01, 2014

Florentino: "We have the challenge of turning the Bernabeu in the best stadium in the world"

The president of Madrid presents the reform project, which will cost 400 million and will be completed in 2017
El presidente del Madrid presenta el proyecto de reforma, que estará finalizado para el 2017.
Madrid president presents the reform bill, which will be completed by 2017.

Florentino Perez presented the Friday draft reform of the Santiago Bernabéu , a stadium that President Madrid wants to become "the best ever". Of the four plans submitted, the German studio Architekten GPM associated with the Catalans Ribas & Ribas L35, has been the winner.

The cost of the works, which are intended to start at the end of this season and will end in 2017, will reach 400 million euros , a figure to which must be added 208 million have been invested in the stadium since Florentino He joined the club in 2000.

"A global symbol and icon of Madrid"

"We want the Bernabéu be a global symbol and icon of the city of Madrid . shall be a single stage, with a wraparound spectacular modern aesthetic that will help us compete and be stronger.'ll give us a lot of prestige and solvency to continue growing and increasing the assets of the club, "said the president of the white team during the event, held at the stadium box. "We will win in economic strength because it will help generate new revenue, as it will allow us to increase 30% annual revenue from its exploitation," he added.

Florentino's plan is to fund three-quarters of the cost of the project, including the construction of a luxury hotel from which the field, will be shopping center and parking for 600 vehicles. Such funding would implied that the company name is included in the stadium. The Madrid would join 80 million euros per season for all items.

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