Talk:Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

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Poorly Written History Section[edit]

The standard of the English in the 'history' section is a long way below expected standards on Wikipedia. Could do with being tidied up by a native speaker of English, or at least someone with high-quality English writing skills. 83.100.195.160 (talk) 03:09, 18 August 2009 (UTC) hallo ihr spinner hobby los oder so ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.131.223.214 (talk) 13:55, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

UEFA 5 star stadium?[edit]

See the text here:

A new renovation has almost been finished at the moment. This renovation of the east stand has increased the capacity to 80,000 and has made the stadium totally covered.
After this renovation (2005) the stadium will receive a 5-star rating of the UEFA which will make the stadium suitable for any European Cup Final in the future.

Is it possible that the five-star list is out of date? I was there on Saturday and the renovation would seem to have been finished, and it is fully covered. The Spanish wikipedia seems to think it has been five stars since the end of 2003. -- Blorg 14:09, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

I've searched the web for various references regarding this stadium being a UEFA 5 star stadium. So far I've found nothing except for various bulletin board postins claiming that this stadium is indeed a 5 star stadium. There is not a shred of evidence of this being the case and I think it would be wise to remove this 5 star rating until some proof on the matter is found. Niall123

It's not true that bernabeu is the only stadium which has hosted all major football events. also the Munich Olympic Stadium has done so, and still exists though Bayern Munich is now using the newly built Allianz Arena. 1974 World Cup Final 1988 European Championship Final 1977,1993,1997 Champions League Final

The Stadio Olimpico in Rome has also hosted all 3. Niall123 23:28, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Bernabéu pronounced as Berna-BOW[edit]

Why do most footballers, pundits, managers, commentators and fans here in England pronounce the stadium name as "The Berna-bow"? How do people even come to the conclusion that it would be pronounced like that? How does ..beu equate to being pronounced as "bow", as we would for Bilbao? Does it sound cooler or something? It just makes them all look ignorant and stupid. I find it really embarrassing that they can't even pronouce names properly from a country as near to us as Spain (there are other exmaples like Tenerife for instance). I've even heard David Beckham pronounce it that way and he plays for Real Madrid!!!

How is it supposed to be pronounced? "Ber-na-bay-oo"? PeeJay 23:24, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
The Guardian's "man in spain" Sid Lowe pronounces it "Berna-bow", and he's fluent in Spanish. He even worked as a translator for Beckham, so perhaps Becks picked it up from him. That said, it is incorrect, he himself says

"The thing about Spanish is that every vowel gets pronounced (except in certain combinations where they can sound like they are are running together - 'ua' can sound like 'wa', especially after a 'g', for exmple).

"So, the E and the U at the end there are both heard. And the vowel sounds are pretty much as they are in English, just shorter (a = ah, e = eh (NOT ee), i =ee, o = oh, u = oo)."

"The other thing is that the E has an accent on it which doesn't change the sound but makes it the letter that is stressed. So it's Bernabéu.

To put that in a pronounciation - Bernabayoo is basically right, but as the vowel sounds are a bit shorter, I'd prefer: Berna-bEh-oo (without that oooh being elongated)."

But it's not like this is the only foreign word pronounced differently in English.

Illuminattile (talk) 00:40, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

Proposed move of article to Estadio Santiago Bernabéu[edit]

What is the general consensus on this? Would it not be better to have the article listed under the stadium's proper name? PeeJay 23:24, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes you're right. And since you're asking for this, I'd like to add that Bernabeu is a Catalonian surname that doesn't need an accent. I don't know why the Spanish media began to put an accent there, maybe just to make it look Spanish and not Catalan. Escorpión Canalla 18:25, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
Was there ever a discussion for this proposal? --MicroX (talk) 07:33, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Brocken Goal 1. April 1998 Champions League. and 70min delay[edit]

did this should by here or somewhere else? Real vs Borussia Dortmund —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.80.235.28 (talk) 05:41, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Snark Removal[edit]

Article currently says "The first official match of the Spanish national team in the Santiago Bernabeu was played in the year 1964 (Franco-Stalin)." For the parenthetical historical insult, substitute actual team names from 1964. Or leave out parenthesis entirely. Slangist (talk) 07:07, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Othman Al Zahrani??[edit]

Who is Othman Al Zahrani? there is no citation to prove the fact that he "constructed" the stadium, i have searched everywhere and his name is only mentioned here in this wikipedia page. please make sure this wasn't just sheer vandalism. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.108.4.112 (talk) 13:02, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Official capacity[edit]

The official capacity of the Bernabeu is 81.178. http://www.madrid-tickets.net/stadium.php

Also in this site the capacity is 81.178. 80.354 + 824 ( and not 900.... ) new seats of the 2011. In these 81.178 sets are inclusive of the 4.200 VIP seats. 151.75.119.179 (talk) 22:29, 11 April 2012 (UTC)