Real Madrid’s Bernabeu catches fire during stadium’s £500million redevelopment works

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu caught fire on Wednesday evening.

Building works are currently ongoing at the famous stadium, which is undergoing a £500million redevelopment.

The Bernabeu caught fire

There appeared to have been a significant issue with the project as noticeable flames could be seen burning inside.

According to AS in Spain – citing ‘club sources’ – the fire began within the works due to a piece of polyurethane foam burning.

Thankfully, they also report that it was was quickly extinguished without causing any injuries or serious damage.

Marca confirmed that firefighters acted quickly and brought the incident under control.

The Bernabeu is undergoing an extensive transformation
Real Madrid
This is how the inside of the stadium will look when completed
Real Madrid

Madrid haven’t been playing in their usual home all season because of the extensive renovation project underway at their historic stadium.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez brought forward plans to the renovation with it due to be completed in the summer of 2022.

Perez said: “Our future naturally involves a new Santiago Bernabeu stadium, a reference of the 21st century.

“A modern, avant-garde stadium, with maximum comfort and safety, with state-of-the-art technology, where fans can experience unique sensations and also be a new and important source of income for the club.”

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