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Real Madrid ask for games to be played away from Bernabéu

Real Madrid ask for games to be played away from Bernabéu

With the remodelling of the famous Santiago Bernabéu stadium already underway, the capital club has requested no early games at home.

Real Madrid have contacted LaLiga to ask for permission to play their first three games of the 2019/20 season away from home, with key building work on the stadium expected to continue into the campaign.

Early away days for Madrid

The renovation of the world famous stadium began as soon as last season - one Madridistas want to forget - concluded. The full project, an ambitious one that will see a retractable roof added among a variety of other modern features, is scheduled to take around three and a half years, with the main work to be done during the off-seasons.

Under construction | 24/06/19 santiago Bernabéu

Under construction | 24/06/19 santiago Bernabéu

Asking for some extra time to complete this summer's plan is due to the knocking down of one of the corners of the Bernabéu, and Madrid expect to be given permission. A similar action was authorised two years ago when neighbours Atlético were completing the Metropolitano stadium.

As yet the clubs do not know the fixtures for the coming season, these will be announced on Thursday 4 July, and it is then that the conditions could be taken into account and confirmation provided.