By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Real Madrid’s iconic Santiago Bernabeu stadium caught fire on Wednesday night, putting their £500million redevelopment in jeopardy.
The iconic stadium in the heart of the Spanish capital has been home to the LaLiga side since 1947 and has been under construction since 2019.
However, firefighters were called to the ground after plumes of thick black smoke were seen pumping out of the stadium.
Spanish outlet Marca have reported that a ‘small’ fire broke out at the stadium, causing visible smoke to appear around the ground.
While the cause of the fire is not year clear, the Spanish outlet says the stadium’s fire alarms were sounded and that the emergency services were contacted immediately.
The Madrid fire-brigade were said to have controlled the fire just 15 minutes after being called to the scene.
The extent of the damage is set to be determined, but fans fear the fire could jeopardise the £50million renovations that are currently under way.
The fire at the stadium has taken place nearly two years after work began back in June 2019.