REAL MADRID make their long-awaited return to La Liga motion tonight as they face Eibar within the Spanish capital.
Zinedine Zidane’s facet are locked in a pulsating title race with Barcelona as they appear to finish the Catalan giants’ two-year grip on the trophy.
The rest of the marketing campaign is being performed behind closed doorways because the nation strikes out of coronavirus lockdown – and Actual will not be showing at their iconic Bernabeu residence.
Why are Actual taking part in on the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium?
It’s possible you’ll discover when Zidane’s facet take to the sphere that their non permanent new residence is not as grand as their normal environment.
The Bernabeu was set to endure renovation works over the summer season which had been deliberate by the membership for a while.
However with the coronavirus outbreak that means followers are unable to attend video games for the foreseeable future, Actual utilized as a substitute to stage video games at their reverse staff base.
That is to permit them to start their £500million redevelopment of the Bernabeu early, which can see a retractable roof, a 360-degree video display that goes across the complete floor and construct spacious leisure and leisure services.
The Alfredo Di Stefano pitch can have a really acquainted really feel being the very same pitch dimensions because the Bernabeu.
However that is the place many of the similarities finish, with the general capability of the bottom simply 6,000.
That is a far cry from their normal iconic residence, which has house for 80,243 Madrid supporters.
The multi-purpose stadium is presently the house of Madrid’s Castilla staff, who play their matches in Segunda Division B – Group 1.
From subsequent season, Actual Madrid girls’s staff will play on the advanced.
When are they shifting again to the Bernabeu?
With renovation work began early, the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium is a handy fast repair for the La Liga giants.
They may face Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alaves and Villarreal right here earlier than the tip of the home season.
If Madrid make it previous Man Metropolis within the Champions League, it stays to be seen the place a possible semi remaining can be held – though a impartial venue is probably going.
Madrid chiefs hope to return to the Bernabeu for the beginning of subsequent season, with the work set to be accomplished earlier in the summertime than initially deliberate.