By Ron Howells •
Published: 26 May 2021 • 21:36
Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium In Flames.
Real Madrid’s Bernabeu Stadium caught fire on Wednesday evening as smoke was spotted billowing out of the iconic ground in the Spanish capital as it undergoes construction work.
The historic stadium, which has been the home of Los Blancos since its completion in 1947, has a capacity of 81,044 ahead of current improvements. The Bernabeu was the first stadium in Europe to host both a UEFA European Championship final and a FIFA World Cup final, having been named after the legendary striker Santiago Bernabeu.
Sizeable flames could be seen burning inside the stadium through one of the exposed parts of the construction.
While the source of the smoke was not clear after the images were shared on social media, supporters were understandably worried about potential damage.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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