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Santiago Bernabéu stadium
The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. Originally called Estadio Chamartin, after Real's previous stadium, was inaugurated in December 1947. Real Madrid officially adopted the present name, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, in January 1955.
The capacity has changed frequently, peaking at 120,000 after a 1953 extension. Since then there have been a number of reductions due to modernisations (the last standing places went in 1998/99 in response to UEFA regulations which prohibit standing at matches in UEFA competitions), countered to some extent by expansions. The last change was an increase of about six thousand to 80,354 in 2005. A plan to add a retractable roof has been announced.
- Capacity: 80,354
- Address: Concha Espina 1, 28036 Madrid
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