Location #18

Santiago Football Stadium

This is a football stadium in Santiago, Madrid. It can hold a capacity of 81, 044 people.  It is part of a 62 hectare sporting complex which also features tennis courts, an aquatics center, a modern gymnasium, a velodrome, a BMX circuit, and an assistant ground/warmup athletics track. In the early 1960s, under the government of Jorge Alessandri, the stadium was expanded to host the 1962 FIFA World Cup. The main change was that the velodrome that surrounded the stadium was replaced by galleries, thereby increasing its original capacity to around 95,000. Today, the ground serves as the home field for both the national team and the first-division club Universidad de Chile. It also hosts non-sporting events, such as political celebrations, charity events and concerts. The stadium has been used since 1995 as the final leg of the Telethon, a 28-hour telecast. http://www.realmadrid.com/en/santiago-bernabeu-stadium