The retractable pitch of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is a project conceived and developed by SENER

09/12/2021 (Spain)
The retractable pitch of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is a project conceived and developed by SENER

The project for the spectacular retractable pitch, recently made public by Real Madrid, was developed by the engineering company SENER based on its own patent and technology.

The SENER engineering and technology group is the brains behind the idea and technology involved in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium's retractable pitch system. Based on SENER's own patented system, it was recently presented by Real Madrid in a video, with the construction project being developed by SENER for Real Madrid.

SENER's system allows the natural grass field to be removed from any stadium in the world, even if its original design did not allow for this possibility. As a result, any stadium can become a multipurpose venue and host all kinds of shows, from concerts, conventions and fairs, to all types of sporting events different from the main event, including e-sports or even water sports, thus expanding its potential commercial operation.

Designed from its inception by SENER, the system has two key advantages over similar systems installed in other stadiums. On the one hand, it can be installed in existing stadiums located in developed urban centers where it is impossible to move the field from the interior to the exterior of the stadium. On the other, the system moves the trays with the natural grass to an underground storage chamber called Hypogeum, in reference to the space by the same name under the arena of the Roman Colosseum. This area, provided with ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, control and irrigation systems, can be used to set up ideal ambient conditions to preserve the grass, providing access for groundsmen and landscaping materials for ideal continuous maintenance, regardless of the events that may be taking place in the stadium.

The system also features a set of mechanisms, conceived and designed by SENER, that allow the trays with the pitch to move horizontally and vertically in such a way as to guarantee the maximum reliability of the system while allowing the field to be removed quickly so that events can be organized.

The SENER-patented system has been designed in such a way that all its components can easily be adapted to the geometry and operating requirements of virtually any stadium in the world, whether already built, under construction or yet to be built.

In the words of SENER architect Jorge Vizcaya, one of the project's designers: "In many ways, stadiums have become the modern shrines. However, the sports function, for which most of them were designed, precludes any use or operation for alternative activities. At SENER, we have always believed that stadiums must be designed in such a way that their function transcends a mere sporting use. Provideded with the greatest technological advances, they must become true meeting points for cities that are able to combine different urban functions and infrastructures to serve the public year-round. It is this design premise that inspired us to develop this system at SENER."

SENER has experience designing soccer stadiums, such as the one in Krakow, Poland, and the Arena Fonte Nova, in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). As an engineering company that is present in numerous sectors of activity, including energy, infrastructure, aerospace and marine, the group has become a benchmark in innovation, with pioneering facilities in all its fields of activity.

Share
Share:
Contact Up Up
Gestionar cookies
Cookie configurator

A "cookie" is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your devices. Once the user has accepted, the file is added and helps analyze web traffic or allows you to detect when that user visits a particular Website.

Current law allows us to store cookies on your device, if these are strictly necessary for the operation of our web page, based on the legitimate interest of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA. Thus, for the rest of the cookies we need your consent, so below we inform you of the different types of cookies that we use in our Website.

SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA uses its own and third party cookies to enable the operation of our page, obtain information on browsing and analyse the activity in this Website. You can accept and configure your preferences through this cookie notice, as well as obtain more information in our Cookies Policy.

Cookie settings Accept all and continue browsing
Your choice regarding cookies on this site

This website uses cookies and / or similar technologies that store and retrieve information when you browse. In general, these technologies can serve very diverse purposes, such as, for example, recognizing you as a user, obtaining information about your browsing habits, or customizing the way the content is displayed. The specific uses we make of these technologies are described below.

  • Necessary cookies

    Technical or necessary cookies: those strictly necessary for the correct functionality of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website. They cannot be deactivated as, without them, certain parts of the web may not be available.

     

    Necessary cookies

    Technical or necessary cookies: those strictly necessary for the correct functionality of SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website. They cannot be deactivated as, without them, certain parts of the web may not be available.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener group.sener - HTTP 1 year
    prod-plat-senerv3.geanetondemand.com CWNWSESSION - HTTP Session
    prod-plat-senerv3.yunbit.es CWNWSESSION - HTTP Session
  • Statistical cookies

    Analysis and statistical cookies: they help to understand how visitors interact with the Website, by gathering and providing information in an anonymous way, such as visits and views on the Website. In addition, they allow us to identify technical problems and find ways to optimize it.

     

    Statistical cookies

    Analysis and statistical cookies: they help to understand how visitors interact with the Website, by gathering and providing information in an anonymous way, such as visits and views on the Website. In addition, they allow us to identify technical problems and find ways to optimize it.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener _at.hist.# - HTML Persistent
    _ga - HTTP 2 years
    _gat - HTTP 1 day
    _gid - HTTP 1 day
    _pk_id# - HTTP 1 year
    _pk_ses# - HTTPS 1 day
    google-analytics.com collect - Pixel Session
    piwik.yunbit.es piwik.php - Pixel Session
  • Marketing cookies

    Marketing cookies: these are used to personalise SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website and online store, showing personalised product recommendations or information to the user on this or other web sites.

    Marketing cookies

    Marketing cookies: these are used to personalise SENER GRUPO DE INGENIERÍA’s Website and online store, showing personalised product recommendations or information to the user on this or other web sites.

    Show / hide full list
    Owner Name Purpose Type Length
    group.sener __atuvc - HTTP 1 year
    __atuvs - HTTP 1 day
    _at.cww - HTML Persistent
    at-lojson-cache-# - HTML Persistent
    at-rand - HTML Persistent
    linkedin.com bcookie - HTTP 2 years
    bscookie - HTTP 2 years
    lidc - HTTP 1 day
    lissc - HTTP 1 year
    youtube.com GPS - HTTP 1 day
    VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE - HTTP 179 days
    YSC - HTTP Session
    yt-remote-cast-installed - HTML Session
    yt-remote-connected-devices - HTML Persistent
    yt-remote-fast-check-period - HTML Session
    yt-remote-session-app - HTML Session
    yt-remote-session-name - HTML Session
    doubleclick.net IDE - HTTP 1 year
    test_cookie - HTTP 1 day
    addthis.com uvc - HTTP 1 year
    xtc - HTTP 1 year
Go back Save settings