The changes Real Madrid must make to play their games at the Di Stéfano
LaLiga and UEFA have told Real Madrid that they can play matches at the stadium behind closed doors while the coronavirus crisis is still affecting football.
Madrid would need to make some adjustments to the Di Stefano to be able to stage first team matches there. For starters, room would be needed to install all of the required VAR technology - extra camaras and a monitor room, like the one at the Bernabéu; That, isn't a major issue and can be resolved easily. Also, floodlighting at the Di Stéfano is adequate for television broadcasting of Castilla games in the Second Division B but doesn't offer the kind of quality which is needed for league and Champions League broadcast. The club would need to install additional, more powerful floodlights in line with requirements set by LaLiga and UEFA. Television camera positioning would also need to be thought out.
Lastly, LED advertising banners would need to be installed as Madrid have obligations to fullfil with their sponsors, which bring in a substantial amount in revenue for the club. Again, that isn't an issue which would cause problems.
Madrid think that all of the adjustments could be made within the next few weeks - bearing in mind that competition in Spain isn't expected to return until June at the earliest. That gives them plenty of time o get sorted, and in the meantime, make the most of an empty Bernabéu to forge ahead with remodelling work which could be finished a few months ahead of schedule with the original project due to be completed by the autumn of 2022.