1982 was Spain's turn to host the FIFA World Cup and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was the venue for the final between Italy and West Germany, where Italy won 3 - 1 in front of a 90 000 capacity crowd.
It is the home to Real Madrid which is one of the most successful football clubs in the world. The team has won a record 33 league titles and 9 UEFA Champions League titles. With such a high standard of football, it’s no surprise that Real Madrid also has an impressive stadium to match. In 1943, Football Club Real Madrid moved from its original home at the old circus in Les Corts to its new ground in the city center the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Over the years, this iconic stadium has undergone multiple expansions and renovations to meet the demands of modern football stadiums. Whilst its capacity has been reduced from over 80,000 to currently 75,000 spectators, it remains one of the biggest stadiums in Europe.
Top 3 features to see at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium
With so many incredible features to choose from, it was hard to narrow down to a top 3. But if you only have time to see 3 things at the Bernabéu, these are what we recommend! The first thing you must check out is the stadium’s facade. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium was the first ever stadium to be covered with a facade made of several different materials including marble and limestone.
The facade is covered with intricate carvings and murals of the club’s history, which creates an impressive and architecturally unique look. Secondly, you must see the stadium’s roof. Santiago Bernabéu’s roof stands out as one of the most impressive in world football.
The roof is made up of 8 giant steel plates and is the stadium’s most iconic feature. It is also the world’s largest roof made entirely of steel. The stadium’s roof is designed to retract, allowing it to open up completely towards the sky and allowing natural light in for all the different events held at the stadium.
Finally, you should see the VIP Box. The VIP Box is one of the most unique places to experience a football match. The VIP Box is located on a balcony that sits directly above the players’ tunnel and under the roof. The room has full audio-visual facilities for presentations and a fantastic view of the pitch. It is also the only place in the stadium where you can drink alcohol.
The Real Madrid Museum
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is home to much more than just football matches. It is also home to the Real Madrid Museum, which is the world’s largest football museum. The museum features over 28,000 items and spans everything from the club’s history to its current players and kits. There is also an interactive multimedia tour that takes you through the history of the club. The tour is available in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. The museum is open every day of the week and is included in the price of your stadium ticket. The museum is a must-see if you’re a Real Madrid fan. It is also a great place to take your friends or kids who aren’t as football-obsessed as you are. The museum is well laid out and easily accessible. It is also open until late in the day, allowing you to check out the museum after the stadium tour ends for the day.
Real Madrid locker room
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is home to many football teams. The stadium is home to both the senior team of Real Madrid as well as the junior team, Asociación de Football de Madrid (AFM). It is also the home ground for both the women’s football team and the men’s futsal team. The stadium also hosts home matches for the Real Madrid Castilla, who is the reserve team of the senior team. The team currently competes in the second-tier Segunda División B. The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is one of the few stadiums in the world that allows you to visit the team dressing room. The locker room is open for guided tours, which you can schedule during the stadium tour.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium has an exclusive VIP area that is off-limits to most of the general public. You can only access this VIP area if you have a stadium ticket or if you book a guided tour of the stadium. The VIP area is located on the west side of the stadium and is the only area that has a view of Bernabéu street. The VIP area is home to many VIP boxes and lounges, including the Royal Box, which is reserved for the Real Madrid President, some VIP guests, and special dignitaries. You also have a view of the players’ dressing room. Even though the VIP area is exclusive to key people, it is an excellent place to experience a football match.
The Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a must-see stadium if you are visiting Madrid and is draped in World Cup history, it is one of the most iconic stadiums in the world and is home to one of the most successful football clubs, Real Madrid.