According to ESPNFC, a Madrid Court has blocked a potential redevelopment plan for Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This stadium project delay comes on the heels of a European Commission investigation into whether Real Madrid had illegally received state aid in connection to the project. The Madrid Court’s ruling negated a change to the Madrid General Development Plan which was necessary to allow the changes to the Stadium. The Court ruled that the change was outside of Madrid’s capital regulations and therefore void. Some speculate that this could push Real Madrid to build a stadium outside of Madrid, while the team insists that they will work with the City Council to make necessary changes to the development plan.
Jason Fixelle is the Sports Highlight Editor for the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and a current second year student at Harvard Law School (Class of 2016).