Various agencies backed up an official statement from UEFA in which the body confirmed that Real Madrid will play their Champions League group stage matches at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.
The reason, the building works at the Santiago Bernabéu. UEFA have now confirmed in a statement that Real Madrid will play their Champions League group stage matches at Valdebebas in the Alfredo di Stéfano.
The club had already received the all-clear, but with this statement, the decision becomes official. The reason for this change is that the Santiago Bernabéu, the place where Los Blancos normally play, is in the process of being remodeled.
The fact that there are no fans at matches was a good thing for the club to empty the building and speed up the work.
The first match that this substitute stadium will host will be on 21st October against Shakhtar Donetsk. The second will be on 3rd November against Inter Milan. The third and final, on 1st December, against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
And then what? UEFA positioned themselves clearly: “If Real Madrid qualify for the round of sixteen, it will be assessed whether the matches can be played at the Bernabeu”. The door is open for the historic stadium to be the home again of Los Blancos soon.