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Real Madrid won’t play at the Santiago Bernabeu when La Liga resumes

Santiago Bernabeu
3 Mar 1999: The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of Real Madrid. Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick /Allsport
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Real Madrid will not play their remaining home games at the Santiago Bernabeu when La Liga resumes, Florentino Perez has confirmed.

President Florentino Perez confirmed that Real Madrid will not resume at the Santiago Bernabeu when La Liga resumes.

Football in Spain, as in the Bundesliga at present and both the Premier League and Italy when they return to action, will resume behind closed doors for the foreseeable future.

As such, Real Madrid remaining home fixtures will take place at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium at Valdebebas.

Construction work is ongoing at the Santiago Bernabeu and will continue to take shape while Los Blancos complete the remainder of their campaign.

In an open letter to members and fans, Perez confirmed the decision by the club on Monday.

“We have made the decision to play in the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in our Ciudad Real Madrid all the games in which we will play as a local team.” Perez wrote as quoted by Marca.

“This decision will allow us to advance in the works of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.”

The works on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium was scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2022 but is now expected to be completed much earlier than that.