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Real Madrid to transform the Bernabeu

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has outlined his dream of transforming the Santiago Bernabeu into the world's leading stadium after a redevelopment plan was approved, reports Sport Business. The La Liga giant's general assembly gave the go-ahead to the plan, which is set to provide a striking transformation of the historic venue. The redevelopment will see the Bernabeu receive a new facade, along with parking facilities and green areas.

Images on the club's official website showed the stadium completely wrapped in a neon blue cover, with only the pitch remaining uncovered.

Perez told club members that the redevelopment "will represent a radical change to the stadium's look and will mean that all the stands will now be covered".

He added: "We will provide our stadium with an enveloping skin that will be a landmark architectural achievement worldwide. The Bernabeu must become a unique stadium, the best in the world, and the crowning achievement of the 21st century. It will be our legacy to future generations of Madridistas."

The 80,300-seat Bernabeu has undergone a number of renovations since it opened in 1947.

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