?Real Madrid could play the remainder of the 2019/20 season at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, currently home to the reserve side Castilla, as they look to step up their rebuild of the Santiago Bernabeu.
Los Blancos found themselves two points behind Barcelona at the top of the league when football was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. It is not yet clear when play will resume as the pandemic continues to impact countries all around the world, but La Liga clubs have now been informed that they can return to training following a successful meeting.
Nonetheless, ?it has been demanded that all players and coaches pass coronavirus tests two days before actually returning to training, with another two tests scheduled before competitive league action is able to resume.
Despite this, ?Okdiario have reported that ?Real Madrid are aware that the only feasible way the 2019/20 season will be able to be completed is behind closed doors and, as a result, they are considering playing the remainder of their fixtures at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in order to step up their works on the Santiago Bernabeu.
The report notes that Los Blancos will request a special permit in order to speed up their remodelling of their current home. The 6,000-seater Di Stefano Stadium is seen as a reasonable alternative for the Spanish giants not only because the pitch is roughly the same size, but also because it is located in Valdebebas. This is where the Real players take part in the majority of their training sessions.
This would allow work on the Bernabeu to progress nicely until September. ?The Standard also provide an update on the situation, explaining that ?La Liga have agreed ‘in principle’ to allow Madrid to play the remainder of their fixtures away from their home.
The Di Stefano Stadium is well-equipped, but VAR cameras and facilities would need to be installed if the plans were to go ahead. Real are said to be ‘confident’ these installations can be made.