Coronavirus: Real Madrid set up Santiago Bernabeu as supplies hub

The side from Spanish capital, are transforming their home ground into a space dedicated to helping in the fight against the deadly virus

Coronavirus Real Madrid to set up Santiago Bernabeu as supplies hub
Coronavirus Real Madrid set up Santiago Bernabeu as supplies hub

At the present moment Real Madrid can’t play football, nor can they make sporting use of their magnificent Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however the club have made the move to turn the ground into a centre for healthcare supplies amidst the ongoing fight against Coronavirus. 

Los Blancos have confirmed an agreement with the Higher Sports Council for the stadium to hold a great number of healthcare supplies in one place, which will make it easy for medical professionals to collect them. 

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, in collaboration with the High Council for Sport (CSD), has launched a project in Madrid to supply and distribute strategic medical supplies to be used in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As a result of the close collaboration between the two institutions, the Santiago Bernabéu will offer a space that is equipped to store the donations of medical supplies required in the fight against this pandemic. 

All of the stored supplies will be passed on to the Spanish health authorities, under the authority of the Spanish government, so that the resources, so necessary in the current health emergency situation, are employed in the best and most efficient manner.

In addition, Real Madrid will provide a facility for organisations and businesses, particularly those belonging to the sports sector, to leave money or material donations that they wish to make to the Ministry of Health. This initiative is in addition to those which, pursuing similar outreach aims, may be established by the government.

Through the mechanisms already in place and under the constant supervision of the lead medical supplies centre in the Madrid town of Valdemoro, the Ministry of Health will be responsible for allocating the donations to the centres and organisations in greatest need.


The plan in more detail is as follows: all the medical material will be delivered to the Spanish health services under the authority of the state government. 

It’s hoped that holding these vital materials in one place will vastly increase the efficiency of delivering such resources across the city. 

Real Madrid will provide their own support, using sporting companies, with the intention of sending donations to the financial centre of the country or material donations to the Ministry of Health. 

This latest development comes just days after the Community of Madrid publicised a large donation from Real Madrid to help combat the virus.