Santiago Bernabéu stars in piece of month feature

Santiago Bernabéu stars in piece of month feature

The Tour Bernabéu features iconic items related to the birth of the madridistas' home.

On 14 December 1947, the Estadio Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, which later would be renamed as the Santiago Bernabéu, opened its doors, and since then this date has a special relevance in the calendars of all Whites' fans. To mark the opening, Real Madrid hosted a friendly game against Os Belenenses, in which the Whites ran out 3-1 winners. The first madridista to write his name in the arena's history books was Sabino Barinaga, who netted the first goal in the new stadium.

The Nuevo Chamartín, as it was known, was conceptualised in 1943 in the mind of a visionary by the name of Santiago Bernabéu, who launched the new stadium building operation. Within four years and at a total cost of 37 million pesetas, Real Madrid moved to their new 75,000-capacity home. The fans were able to revel in excellent factilities, Di Stéfano's talents, European Cup triumphs... and witnessed as Real Madrid forged their history as the greatest club in the 20th century in this arena.

The Whites' home has a place in the history of the game and has hosted European Cup, World Cup, European Championship and Copa del Rey finals. If you're keen not to miss out on any of the stadium's secrets, don't think twice about it and come along and discover December's special piece. You simply can't miss out on the chance to visit the Tour Bernabéu and admire unique objects, including the trophy awarded in the opening match, the first tickets, the first contract... and many more surprises besides.