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City officials reject Real Madrid's plan to upgrade Bernabeu

Madrid city officials reject Real Madrid's current plans to upgrade Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

City officials reject Real Madrid's plan to upgrade Bernabeu

MADRID (AP) -- Madrid city officials have rejected Real Madrid's plans to upgrade the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

The city says it will only accept a remodeling proposal that doesn't affect the interests of local citizens.

A Spanish court earlier this year annulled permission granted to Real Madrid by the previous city government, saying it broke Spanish land use law.

The city said Wednesday that a new project will only be considered if it's "in the best interests of the general public."

Real Madrid wanted to remodel the stadium's exterior, and add a hotel and a shopping center.

Opened in 1947, the 80,000-capacity Bernabeu was last redeveloped for the 1982 World Cup, although it has received minor upgrades through the years.


Updated : 2021-09-26 02:22 GMT+08:00