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Real Madrid selects Carlos Slim-owned FCC for 'digital stadium of the future' project
POSTED 23 May 2019 . BY Andrew Manns
This stadium will become an avant-garde and universal icon.
– Florentino Pérez
Spanish construction company FCC has won a contest to help transform Real Madrid's 70-year-old Estadio Santiago Bernabéu into what the club's president, Florentino Pérez, has called a "digital stadium of the future".

FCC, which is owned by Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, is expected to begin work on the facility immediately, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022.

According to Cinco Dias, the contract is worth €475m (US$529.5m, £408.6m).

The expanded stadium, set to feature a modernised design conceptualised by architecture firms L35, Ribas & Ribas, and GMP Architekten, will be able to accommodate up to 90,000 spectators.

Funding for the scheme will be provided by JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Banco Santander, and Société Générale.



The new sports facility will be able to accommodate up to 90,000 spectators. Credit: Courtesy of Real Madrid
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Real Madrid FC is pressing ahead with plans for a full redevelopment of the iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium, complete with a skin of LEDs around the stadium, museum and nearby theme park development.

Location: Madrid , Spain
Size: Large
Budget: US$500m (€400m, £314m)

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Real Madrid selects Carlos Slim-owned FCC for 'digital stadium of the future' project
BY Andrew Manns

FCC is expected to begin work on Santiago Bernabéu immediately, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022.

FCC is expected to begin work on Santiago Bernabéu immediately, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022.
photo: Courtesy of Real Madrid

Spanish construction company FCC has won a contest to help transform Real Madrid's 70-year-old Estadio Santiago Bernabéu into what the club's president, Florentino Pérez, has called a "digital stadium of the future".

FCC, which is owned by Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, is expected to begin work on the facility immediately, with an anticipated completion date of August 2022.

According to Cinco Dias, the contract is worth €475m (US$529.5m, £408.6m).

The expanded stadium, set to feature a modernised design conceptualised by architecture firms L35, Ribas & Ribas, and GMP Architekten, will be able to accommodate up to 90,000 spectators.

Funding for the scheme will be provided by JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Banco Santander, and Société Générale.






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