Real Madrid trains at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano
Real Madrid have started training at The Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Thursday.
The Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano is set to be Real Madrid’s home stadium for their remaining LaLiga Santander matches this season.
The Los Bloncos are not going to play at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in order to allow for construction work to continue there.
In order to start getting accustomed to this pitch, even though it is the same dimensions of 105 x 68 meters, the players trained at the stadium.
Until now, they’ve been working on the other pitches at the Valdebebas complex.
Zinedine Zidane’s plan is to regularly train on this pitch, where several players have played before during their Castilla days or during a friendly match.
What you need to know about Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano
The Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano is a multi-purpose stadium in Madrid, Spain. It was named after former Real Madrid footballer Alfredo di Stéfano.
The stadium is currently used for football matches, serving as the home of Real Madrid Castilla and the reserve team of Real Madrid.
The capacity of the main stand at the west is 4,000 seats, with additional 2,000 seats at the eastern stand, giving the stadium a total capacity of 6,000 seats.
On the night of the 9th of May 2006, the stadium was officially opened with a match between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims.
It has two television areas, four booths for TV commentators and 10 for radio commentators. There are also 28 posts for newspaper journalists and 32 for commentators.
There is also a gallery for the cameras that follow offside positions and for the main and close range cameras.
The members of the press have their own media centre which is at pitch level where we find the press room, the photographers’ room, the mixed zone area and the TV studio.