Real Madrid will not play the rest of the Spanish La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu. Club president Florentino Perez has said he will not play the rest of La Liga at home this season.
Real will play the rest of the game at the Alfredo de Stafano Stadium in Valdebas, which is the training venue instead of the Bernabeu. Real, the 13-time European League champions, are playing the first two games of the league, which starts again on June 11, at home.
Real’s youth team, Madrid Castilla, has been playing at the 6,000-capacity training ground in Valdebas. There will also be floodlight advertisements. Also, video assistant referee (VAR) technology will be connected in the field.
Real president Perez has said he has decided to move the game to complete the reconstruction of the Bernabeu stadium. “We have decided to play Alfredo Di Stefano at home as a home team,” Perez wrote in a letter to Real supporters. “This decision will help Bernabeu get the job done.”Bernabeu was scheduled to be completed by 2022, but Perez said the stadium could be rebuilt ahead of schedule.
During the reconstruction, a removable roof can be installed in the stadium. The same pitch will also be removed so that it will be easier to hold concerts and other events.La Liga, which was halted due to the Coronavirus epidemic, will resume on June 11 at the closed stadium.
All Real Madrid players had to be quarantined after a basketball player tested positive for the corona virus.
Sevilla and Real Betis are set to return to La Liga from the derby. Real Madrid will play their first game on June 14 against Eibar at home. Similarly, Madrid will play against Valencia in four days.
In La Liga, there are still 11 rounds of league games left and those games are being prepared to end in five weeks. Barcelona is at the top with a lead of 2 points. Real is second and Sevilla is third.