Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Capacity, Tickets, Seating Plan, Records, Location, Parking

The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. It can hold up to 81,042 people and has been Real Madrid’s home stadium since it was built in 1947. After Camp Nou and Westfalenstadion, it is the second-largest stadium in Spain and the third-largest for a top European club.

Built In:October 1944 – December 1947
Home Teams:Real Madrid
Ground Size:105 m × 68 m

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium History

On June 22, 1944, the Mercantile and Industrial Bank granted a loan to Santiago Bernabéu and Rafael Salgado for the purchase of the land adjacent to the old Chamartín Stadium. On September 5, 1944, the architects Manuel Muñoz Monasterio and Luis Alemany Soler were hired and the structure of the site began to give way to the new stadium.

On October 27, 1944, construction work began on the stadium, which was being built partly on the old site and on the grounds of Villa Ulpiana. Meanwhile, Real Madrid played its home games at the Estadio Metropolitano in the 1946-47 season and at the start of the 1947-48 season.

In 2011, around 1,000 additional seats were added, increasing the total number of available seats in the stadium to 81,044.

On October 16, 2013, Pérez said that Real Madrid was looking to sell the naming rights for its stadium and find a sponsor for the €400 million reconstruction project. He also stated that Real Madrid was looking for a sponsor. The planned layout for the stadium’s makeover, which was conceived by German architect GMP, was presented to the public on January 31, 2014. According to reports in the Spanish media, the innovative design incorporates a retractable roof, and the total cost of the project is estimated to be around €400 million. According to these reports, it is likely that half of the funding will come from the sale of naming rights, and the other half will come from a bond issue to Real members.

Pérez has stated that the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium should strive to become the best stadium in the world. After that, Real Madrid made the announcement that they had reached a sponsorship arrangement with IPIC, which will provide the club with assistance in the renovation of the stadium. Pérez then stated that in order to be in accordance with the agreement, the name of the stadium would be changed to either “IPIC Bernabeu” or “CEPSA Bernabeu.” Mixto hybrid grass, which was developed in Italy, has been installed in place of the previous surface.

On April 3, 2017, Real Madrid and Microsoft unveiled the first interactive audioguide for the Bernabéu Tour. In 2016, more than 200,000 individuals visited the stadium, with over sixty percent of the visitors coming from other countries.


The stadium is served by its own metro station along Line 10 called Santiago Bernabéu. It is also served by bus routes 14, 27, 40, 43, 120, 147, and 150.

Stadium Capacity

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium has a seating capacity of 81,044.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Seating Plan

Santiago Bernabeu Seating Plan:

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Seating Plan
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Notable Events & Records

1957 European Cup Final

This match was contested between Real Madrid, champions of Spain, and Fiorentina, champions of Italy. In this season, 16 teams played for the trophy. Real Madrid won 2–0 in the final after goals from Alfredo Di Stéfano and Francisco Gento in the second half. This was the second consecutive European Cup for Real Madrid after having won his first trophy one year before, at the Parc des Princes against Stade de Reims.

1969 European Cup Final

This year Milan, champions of Italy, played Ajax, champions of the Netherlands, to determine who would be the champions of Europe. Milan defeated Ajax 4–1 to win their second European championship. Ajax made history by being the first Dutch team to reach a final.

1980 European Cup Final

In this final, defending champions Nottingham Forest of England faced Hamburger SV, champions of Germany. The match ended with a victory for the English team with a 1–0 result. The new champions of Europe retained the trophy and achieved a historic second consecutive European Cup.

2010 UEFA Champions League Final

A game played between two best teams in the Champions League which consists of group stage and knock-out stage. The final is played at a different stadium each year. In 2010, Bayern Munich, who eliminated Lyon in the semi-finals, faced Internazionale, who defeated Barcelona in the semi-finals. Inter won 2–0 after two goals from Diego Milito.

2018 Copa Libertadores Final

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Parking cars in Madrid can be a challenge because street parking is paid and controlled. In addition, Madrid Central has very limited access. Actually, I do not recommend using a car in Madrid. It is often faster to get around the city using public transport, be it the metro, a bus or a taxi.

Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Location

Azan Haider is Editor and author at Football Arroyo.

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